Solid state drives have been around longer than most people think, having been used in military and medical applications throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Many early game consoles used solid state drives to improve performance and reduce loading times. Solid state drives started becoming available in laptop computers and on a standalone basis commercially again in 2007. They provide numerous benefits that make them an excellent option for business storage applications. Although SSD drives are currently more expensive than their counterparts, the price has steadily been coming down as popularity has risen.
Lack of Moving Parts
SSD (solid state drives) get their name from the fact that they have no moving parts. Your standard hard drive contains a disk that spins around 7,000 times per minute, which drains battery life, increases temperature and causes the hard drive to wear out prematurely. The lack of moving parts mean that solid state drives are less prone to issues and typically last longer before requiring replacement.
Temperature is always a huge concern for server farms and storage applications. Solid state drives ar excellent for reducing the temperature of a system. The lower temperature inside the systems results in a lower likelihood of other critical components failing as well.
Data Recovery Improvements
When standard spinning hard drives reach the end of their life, they often crash and may lose portions of the data that has been stored on them. Solid state drives differ because at the end of their life, they simply are unable to write more data on the drive, leaving all of the existing data on the drive fully accessible.
Faster Data Access
The area where solid state drives truly shine is in the speed in which you are able to access your data. Solid state drives are able to access data at more than 500x the speed of a traditional hard drive.
If you are interested in learning more about using solid state drives for business storage applications, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We can help you find a solution that will benefit your business.