All Things You Need To Know About SSD
The full form of SSD is solid state drive. It is a newer technology. It supports more input and output operations per second. SSD use less power and do not generate heat. It is a lighter drive and no moving parts in it but it does capable of directly read and write the data from the location of the flash memory.
So, a Solid State drive, Solid drive or Flash drive, what you called all are the same thing and normally it used to store data. And mainly an SSD is a computer storage device were the latest SSD’s can store up to 4 Terabytes of data in a single 2.5 inch Flash drive.
From a past few years’ people are moving to the new era of SSD’s data storage solution which is actually around 40 times faster than a normal hard disk drive. But the reason what keep stopping all the users for buying an SSD is the expensive price tag.
As compared to a normal hard disk drive you’ll need to pay around 4 times more money in order to buy a same storage capacity drive for your desktop or laptop computers.
The best thing which I loved about the SSD is its performance and the durability, if you’re thinking about what kind of durability, then you can drop an SSD from your hand which basically can’t do any damage to the internal parts, where if you drop a hard disk from above 6 inches then it’s possible you do damage the platter where all the user’s data is saved.
The SSDs have no risk and it gives you more input and output operations per seconds which basically you actually needs for speed improvement. SSD drives are handled by flash memory chips. These chips provide the great advantages and all those advantages are:
- Lower power usage at a lower temperature.
- Faster data access.
- Highly reliability
#How Solid State Drive Works?
It takes me so much time to make you understand “how an SSD work?” so, I think it’s better to link a great video which will really gonna help you to out to know everything related to an SSD’s working properties. As you can see listed down below:
#Parts of Solid State Drive:
An SSD have three types of main core chips which control the data transferring process and all those are:
- Cache: SSD’s cache is mainly used to process current process data and the only thing what you’ll need to remember is, the higher the cache size is it will perform that better.
- Controller: A controller of an SSD is the main chip who control all the embedded chips and make them work together in a proper way.
- NAND Flash Memory: These are the chips where all the data is saved.
#Different Sizes Of SSD’s
Yes, that’s true SSD’s are available in different sizes and it’s all depends on your computer or laptop, what type of free slot you have to install an SSD into it, and mainly the name of those different sizes SSD’s are:
- mSATA SSD For Mini-PCIe Slot
- M.2 SSD
- 2.5 inch SATA SSD
- PCI Express SSD
#How To Analyze Solid State Drive’s Performance?
Finding the actual speed of an SSD is a lot easier as compared to another technical product, you’ll just have to look over to the SSD’s specification page and that will clarify all the technical performance statistic what that SSD gonna deliver while processing the data.
So, the five main importing things what you’ll need to look over while buying an SSD are:
- Sequential Write Speed
- Sequential Read Speed
- Random Read Speed
- Random Write Speed
- Type of NAND Chips
Those are the thing what you’ll need to check while comparing different SSD’s and the rule what applies while comparing the performance is “higher is the number is, better the performance gonna be”.
If we want a better performance out from any SSDs so we’ll have to remember all the points are given below:
- Only use SSDs as system disk (boot drive) because it reduces the boot time.
- Use enable AHCI for SSDs because it transfers the data at fast speed.
- Enable Trim it checks the default in your computer.
- Every time you transfer the files from other drives then turn off the page.