A solid-state drive is much faster than any conventional hard disk. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that's used regularly on servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
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SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
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