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Solid-State Drive Storage Devices
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Solid-State Drive (SSD) Storage Device is a storage device whose memory of storing
data is made of integrated circuit assemblies; it does not have a physical a physical disk. This
device can use the form factors of hard drives such as SATA and SAS which end up simplifying
the invention on the computer (Hsieh, Lin, & Yang 2014). The software has undergone a lot of
developments in the recent past including the introduction of new form factors like M.2 and
NVM Express to address some specific requirements in the device. One of the main differences
between the Solid-State Drive (SSD) Storage Devices and other conventional electromechanical
drives is the fact that this new drive does not contain any moving mechanical components. MA,
FENG, and LI (2014) explain that this drive is more resistant to physical shock as compared to
other storage drives like the electromechanical drives. Solid-State Drive (SSD) Storage Devices
run silently have quicker access time and exhibits lower latency as compared to other storage
drives that carry out the same function (Sungmin, Hyeyoung, & Sungroh 2016). It should be
noted that even though the Solid-State Drive (SSD) Storage Devices are characterized with a lot
of advantages over other storage drives, the drive remains expensive while the prices of other
competitors keep reducing with time.
Advantages of Solid-state drive
i.It is Faster
Solid-State Drive (SSD) Storage Devices do not have mechanical components, and this reason
makes them faster as compared to other storage devices such as hard drive disks (Yang, Jin, Yue,
& Yang 2016). The absence of mechanical parts makes fragmentation of data in Solid-State
Drive (SSD) Storage Devices negligible not like in hard drive disks making the entire process
faster and efficient. This level of efficiency results into faster boot time enhanced bandwidth
used in enterprise computing and faster files transfer from one device to another. Analysts argue
that Solid-State Drive (SSD) Storage Devices are 25 to 100 times quicker and efficient as
compared to other storage drives like hard disk drives
ii.Low power consumption:
It should be noted that other storage drives like the hard disk drive contain and rely on some
moving mechanical components like magnet-coated metal platter used in reading and writing
data. Some of these mechanical parts move and rotate in the process hence increased power
On the other hand, Solid-State Drive (SSD) Storage Devices have no mechanical components
that have to move for the drives to work hence low power consumption. The low power
consumption by Solid-State Drive (SSD) Storage Devices makes them more advantageous as
compared to hard disk drives (MA, FENG, & LI 2014). This reason makes Solid-State Drive
(SSD) Storage Devices useful in computers and consumer electronic devices where the amount
of energy used is a concern. Additionally, the low power consumption makes devices that use
Solid-State Drive (SSD) Storage Devices less vulnerable to breakage due to overheating.
From the earlier illustrations, it is clear that other storage drives such as the hard disk drives
contain some mechanical components that make them heavy hence make them susceptible to
break down due to the device dropping and shudders (Sungmin, Hyeyoung, & Sungroh 2016).
These events lead to data loss therefore reduced lifetime. Additionally, the moving components
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