What is an SSD?
Let's take a look together at the main features of an SSD storage and a traditional HDD hard drive. SSD stands for Solid State Drive, which is a semiconductor-based mass storage device that uses flash memory for data storage. The SSD hard disk drive is an evolution of the old HDD - Hard Disk Drive - which, on the other hand, is a magnetic-type mass storage device that uses magnetized disks for data storage. Flash memory allows data to be read and written much faster than the electromagnetic technology of the HDD, which requires the movement of mechanical parts for writing. The major difference between HDDs and SSDs is precisely the method of data storage: the hard disk stores data on rotating disks, which necessarily take longer to read and write.
Thanks to microchips, on the other hand, the new SSD disks make it possible to write or read a piece of data immediately.
The read speed of an SSD storage can be 30 to 100 times faster than a traditional disk. What's more, SSD disks are quieter, consume less power, produce less heat, and are less delicate than HDDs. This is precisely why to this day people are starting to use SSD disks for most PCs, both desktop and laptop. If you're wondering what this has to do with your website, the answer is simple: have you ever thought about how useful it is to choose an SSD hosting plan to improve the speed of your website?