In past posts we’ve discussed the benefits to solid state drives (SSD), as well as taking an in-depth look at the differences between Spinning disk drives and SSDs. Today, we’re going to dive into four of the benefits of SSD Performance for small businesses.
To quickly review, a solid-state drive has no moving parts, instead it using microchips to store data (similar to portable USB flash drives). SSD’s take out the revolutions, meaning less time for the machine to process your information. This system, although more expensive, is faster, more durable and much quieter. In comparison with Spinning disk drives which take longer to process information because of the rotation process to read the data.
Still not convinced? Check out the four benefits to SSDand decide if it matches your needs:
Long-term reliability: ”SSD can endure up to 80 terabytes (TB) of data written to it over its lifetime.” Finding a suitable solution to withstand an undetermined amount of data is never an easy task. Regardless of the amount you’re going to need to process, it’s better to find something that can build up to what you need.
Rugged durability: “SSD uses no moving parts, enabling improved durability that helps resist drive damage.” With spinning disk drives you need to worry about the arm reading the data, where as SSD have no moving parts. As a small business, or any kind of business, it’s important to have equipment that can handle the ware and tare of daily use.
Fast performance:” SSD opens files up to twice as fast as a 7,200 RPM HDDi, so users can enjoy faster boot-ups and improved system responsiveness.” Faster is better, well for most things. In the world of computing everyone wants a fast solution, after all time in money and no one wants to be wasting time on a slow loading system.
Lower maintenance costs: “By replacing standard HDDs with SSDs, users can defer laptop purchase costs and reduce maintenance requests associated with disk drive failure.” Keeping up with the latest and greatest technology may not seem like the most exciting cost to a small business, but when looking at the savings over the years in maintenance costs it may be cause to celebrate.
No matter the long list of benefits when it comes to SSD performance, the most important thing that matters is if your company would actually benefits from it.
What are your thoughts on SSD usage? How would your company benefit?