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Why SSD (Solid State Drives) Are Ideal for Business Storage Applications

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…

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The Future is SSD

SSDs (Solid State Drives) are a lot less likely to crash or fail than hard disk drives because they don’t contain the moving parts of HDDs. This lowers their probability of malfunctioning, since any malfunctioning moving part of an HDD could cause the whole drive to fail or crash. SSDs are also faster than HDDs, which improves your computer’s overall performance and significantly decreases loading times. This is especially critical when you’re constantly working with gigabyte-sized files on a regular basis (like high quality photography or video editing). Surprisingly, SSDs are now poised to become cheaper than HDDs due to new technology that…

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The Benefits of SSD (Solid State Drives)

For the vast majority of the history of computers, magnetic drives of one kind or another have been the normal form of storage. Magnetic drives have held so much appeal because they do not require constant power, and they are easy to overwrite and change data on (as opposed to an optical disc which is really only good for one use). However, over the last fifteen or so years, new methods of storage have come into use. You are probably familiar with “flash drives” and memory cards. These devices are considered to be SSD (Solid State Drives), and they have made…

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Solid State Drives: On The Verge of Revolutionizing Performance, But Facing Rough Year

Solid State Drives (SSD) are the next revolution in storage. Or, more accurately, we can describe this as an ongoing revolution. As costs of the technology dwindle in comparison of traditional hard disk drives (HDD), we stand to see performance of everything from consumer hardware to high-performance servers increase. However, 2013 is the first year in a long time in which prices have gone on an upswing, meaning that our progress towards making SSD central in data storage has slowed. HDDs have reached a point of density in which they can hold astonishing amounts of data, but unfortunately have all but leveled…

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Backup Storage: The Options

What would you do if you lost those pictures of your spouse, or your kids, or your parent? Everybody has files that they don’t want to lose, but from time to time, disaster strikes. Are you prepared? Here are a few of the best backup storage options available today. The Cloud The cloud is generally accepted as the safest and most convenient storage available currently, especially for backing up files. This is because, depending on the company you subscribe to, your files will be automatically backed up multiple times, and to multiple places across the country. It doesn’t get much easier or…

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3 Things that a Solid State Drive Can do Better than a Standard Hard Drive

By now, you’ve probably heard about a little thing called a solid state drive. In case you haven’t, a solid state drive can serve the same function as a hard drive, but it does it a little differently. A standard hard drive contains several disks that spin at high speeds. A solid state drive has no moving parts. Here are a few things that a solid state drive can do much better than a standard hard drive. Speed The biggest difference between the two types of drives is that a solid state drive doesn’t have to spin disks to access the data it…

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