Unlike HDDs, SSDs do not have any moving parts. As a result less heat is created allowing the SSD to maintain lower temperatures and much higher performance. Heat is one of the major causes of failures in HDDs. SSDs are able to handle knocks and drops better than a standard HDDs due to the lack of moving parts – data loss is less likely. SSDs last approximately 25% longer than HDDs.
SSDs offer faster speeds when it comes to more immediate data transfer, reduced boot times and higher bandwidth. A warm up period is not required for SSDs and they generally boot within 10 seconds, compared to 30 seconds for a HDD. Due to the stability of SSDs the security of stored data is ensured. Ideal for business units, SSDs can handle the higher speeds required in the modern world of business activity, especially when running an operating system or when running any other programmes that access larger amounts of data. SSDs also have a higher read / write speed which results in a much faster upload / download of data. The file opening speed of an SSD is approximately 25% faster than an HDD. This is ideal for students as the download speed can be up to twice as fast as a standard HDD. All of these points result in a more efficient overall system.
SSDs need less power to operate compared to the magnetic spinning disk in a HDD. With no moving parts, SSDs are a lot more energy efficient, a massive benefit for mobile devices and PCs where battery longevity is a highly sought-after feature.
SDDs are smaller in size which makes them weigh less than HDDs with their magnetic heads and metallic disks. The compact design of SSDs make it perfect for laptops, tablets and other small electronic devices. SSDs are infinitely quieter than HDDs with no vibrations or distractions perfect for creating a calmer working environment.
Not only do end users and businesses avail from the SSD benefits mentioned above, they are also able to give their existing IT equipment a new lease of life by upgrading to SSDs. The improved speed and efficiency will make refurbished IT equipment operate like new. This is why RBU are now providing all units with SSDs as standard.