Functionality of Traditional Hard Drive
Functionality of Solid State Drive
Following table compares Traditional HDD with SSD.
|Comparison Points||Classic HDD||SSD Drives|
|Access Time||HDD takes around 5,000 to 10,000 μs to access the data.||SSD takes around 35 to 100 μs to access the data hence it is nearly 100x faster.|
|Reliability||The HDD has moving parts and magnetic platters, they may fail when we use it more.||The SSD drive has no moving parts. There is almost negligible possibility of failures.|
|Operating System Boot Time||Average bootup time is around 40 seconds.||Average bootup time is around 22 seconds.|
|Average File Write/Copy Speed||50 MB/s to 120 MB/s||200 MB/s to 500 MB/s|
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