DTR Talks SSDs: What You Need to Know About Picking the Right Drive

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One of the biggest and easiest upgrades you can make to improve the performance of your laptop or desktop is to jump from traditional spinning storage to the sublime speed of an SSD. We sat down to talk speed with SearchSolidStateStorage.com – read on to get the full podcast.

SSD vs HDD

We cover five of the most frequently asked questions customers have when it comes to picking out an SSD:

1. How does pricing for desktop and notebook SSDs compare with comparable HDDs?

At the low end, you can expect to snag a smallish solid state drive for as little as $1 per gigabyte. If you’re craving performance, however, the sky’s the limit – but most higher-end mainstream drives run around twice as much.

2. As far as performance goes, how do desktop and notebook SSDs compare with traditional disk drives?

There’s a reason people look into SSDs, and it’s all down to the performance. High-end drives can offer bandwidth that only big spinning disk arrays can match. Even the ‘low-end’ (read: affordable) flash drives can offer something hard drives can’t: the near-instantaneous access speeds mean that your operating system can find your files without delay.

In order to hear the rest, you can download the full chat here: FAQ: What you should know before choosing a desktop or notebook SSD

Check out the whole story over on SearchSolidStateStorage to find full transcripts, an in-page player, storage resources and more.

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