Solid-State Drives

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Solid-state drives (SSDs) are a new form of data storage. Differing to regular hard drives, they don’t contain any moving parts or mechanical actions. They are much quicker for random access of data, quieter and are less prone to damage. They are known for speeding up the loading times when opening programs by common percentages of 10% and sometimes 50% faster compared to regular hard drives.

Two types of SSDs include flash and DRAM based. Flash is a more a non-volatile solution as it doesn’t require a constant power supply to support RAM, whereas a DRAM drive will include an internal battery to make sure data is not lost when the primary power is turned off. While DRAM dives are faster, they are also very volatile which is why flash based drives seem to be more suitable for the consumer market.

The market for solid-state drives is increasing as they grow in popularity and prices decrease. One of the factors holding back its development is the scepticism from potential purchasers about performance degradation aswell as data loss. Data can be read many times and not cause any problems, but the issue is concerned with the modification and overwriting of data because it weakens the tunnel for data preservation.

Some popular drives out now include the Intel x25-m 80g,  Intel x25-E 32g,  OCZ Vertex 60g and the OCZ Vertex 120gb. These range from $400 to $800. These prices are blatantly expensive for the storage they provide for most consumers and they won’t provide much bang-for-buck at the moment. OCV is currently in the development stage of a new SSD series, where sequential read and write speeds expect to reach 200-250mb/s.

Fast speeds, less power use, total silence and faster computing are just some things offered by solid-state drives. Their prevalence in the computer industry is sure to increase in the near future.

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