Jun 19


What is the difference between a Solid State Drive (SSD) and a hard drive?

The difference between these two products lies in the way the data is stored. In traditional hard drives data is stored on magnetic platters which spin thousands of revolutions per minute. SSD utilise non-volatile NAND flash. Having no moving parts can offer a range of benefits.

Advantages of a SSD over a traditional magnetic hard drive

1. Increased reliability

Moving parts wear out as NAND flash has no moving parts. Heat generation caused by the multiple moving components in the magnetic hard drive is a leading factor in their failure. For this same reason an SSD is also much quieter.

2. Increased efficiency

There are no mechanical delays, spin-up, seek times or rotational latency so load performance is instant and much less power is required. A particular advantage for use with portable electronic systems.

3. Lighter weight

SSD contain only NAND, controller, connectors and a PCB making them much lighter and more portable than standard hard drives.

Will SSD make the computer hard drive obsolete?

There is little doubt that there are many attractive benefits to the SSD and they are certainly a product that many are turning to however here at Handisc we believe the main drawback at the moment remains the price! Flash memory, despite huge reductions in price since its introduction to the consumer market is still a pricy commodity.

Handisc are suppliers of the Sandisc Extreme SSD which offers and impressive range of features.

  • Up to 480GB
  • 550MB/s read speed
  • 10 x faster than a 7200RPM HDD
  • 3 years limited warranty
  • OEM grade NAND flash.

Please contact our sales team on 01264 335118 / info@handisc.co.uk for any further information on the supply or duplication of HDD or SSD.

SSD Sandisk Drives

SSD Sandisk Drives