January 28 2012

New technology is making a significant impact on how fast laptops, computers and even servers perform common tasks.   Our experience is that anyone who has already used this technology would not consider going back to the old standards because of the negative impact it would have on their productivity.  The technology is located ‘under the hood’ of these devices and is a storage drive that offers several significant advantages.

Solid State Drives or SSD’s are a new type of computer Hard Drive that offers several

Comparison of SSD and HDD characteristics

Comparison of SSD and HDD characteristics

benefits compared to the computer hard drives that have been an industry standard over the last 10+ years.  The significant advantages over the old technology are:

Greater Reliability & Durability

  • No moving parts to break
  • Less likely to lose data due to shock and vibration
  • SSD Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is 2X that of a HDD
  • HDDs degrade after 4 to 5 years, SSDs have been shown to last 7 to 10 years

Faster Performance

  • Faster startup
  • boots up 1.5X faster|
  • Faster data retrieval
  • More than 1.5X transfer rate

More energy efficient (longer battery life)
Approximately 20% less power
Less heat generated
Quiet operation

Written by Darren Boyer

Darren Boyer

Darren Boyer is the founder and president of pcit.

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