02Until recently, most businesses have had no other choice than using the traditional HDD hard drive for file storage for their laptops, desktops, etc. Solid State Drive (SSD) was first introduced on ultrabooks, but it is now a choice for all desktops, laptops and ultrabooks and is becoming increasingly popular. Why make the switch? Here are a few points to consider.

SSD serves the same basic function as HDD, but as a recent pcmag.com article explains, the data is stored on interconnected flash memory chips that retain the data even when there is no power present. The chips can either be permanently installed on the system’s motherboard (such as on small laptops and ultrabooks), on a PCI/PCIe card (such as on high end work stations) or in a box that’s sized, shaped and wired to slot in for a laptop or desktop’s hard drive. The flash memory is faster and more reliable than flash memory in a USB.

While SSDs are more expensive than HDDs, their popularity lies in their speed and efficiency, which is cost-effective for businesses. SSDs will boot faster than HDDs, launch apps faster, and be faster in overall performance. They also have no moving parts, which make them less prone to injury. In addition to having much faster performance and almost instantaneious transfers, SSDs also use significantly less power at peak load than hard drives, which results in less of a power strain on the system and a cooler computing environment. The SSD is definitely worth consideration when looking at your buisiness’ IT health and efficiency for 2016.

Contact us with any questions on SSD and how it could be valuable to your business.