Electronic storage media, called solid-state-drives or solid-state-disks (SSD), are gaining more and more popularity. With new technology, many tasks can be solved much more efficiently than with conventional mechanisms such as magnetic or optical disks. SSDs are particularly useful if a user has files located on a server that are frequently accessed – for example, large databases with memory indexes and high performance storage.
What are the advantages of SSDs?
In SSDs, data fetch occurs much faster than in traditional drives: latency, boot time, and loading time of applications are significantly reduced and lead to improved search engine results and conversion rates. Where in traditional drives, different components are physically moving and data is stored electro-magnetically, data storage on SSDs is performed using integrated circuits as continuous electronic storage process in flash memory.