SSD (Solid State Drive)
SSD stands for the Solid State Drive, You are probably familiar with USB memory sticks – SSD can be thought of as an over-sized and more sophisticated version of the USB memory stick. SSD (Solid State Drive) is a drive that uses non-volatile memory(NVM) as a means of storing and accessing data, much like computer RAM.
A traditional hard disk drive (HDD) consists of a spinning disk with a read/write head on a mechanical arm. on the other hand, SSD (Solid State Drive) does not have a mechanical arm to read and write data, it has an array of semiconductor memory organized as a disk drive, using integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical storage media. which gives it advantages such as accessing stored information faster, no noise, often more reliable, and consume less power.
As of 2014, most SSDs use NAND-based flash memory, which retains data without power. For applications requiring fast access, but not necessarily data persistence after power loss, SSDs may be constructed from random-access memory (RAM).
SSD (Solid State Drive) hard drives are faster, more reliable and much more efficient than hard drives (HDD). Very reliable and durable SSD hard drives are able to stand against knocks and shocks which make them ideal for using in laptops. However, they are now increasingly found in desktop models as they provide very quick start-up speeds and silent operation.
SSDs are More Durable –SSDs are considered far more durable than HDDs, due to a lack of mechanical parts.
SSDs are Faster -SSDs can have 100 times the greater performance, almost instantaneous data access, quicker boot ups, faster file transfers, and an overall snappier computing experience than hard drives.
SSDs Consume Less Power – High-performance flash-based SSDs generally require half to a third of the power of HDDs.
SSDs are Lighter -Flash based SSDs weigh considerably less than a hard drive.
SSDs are Cooler -SSDs usually do not require any special cooling and can tolerate higher temperatures than HDDs.
SSDs are Quieter -SSDs have no moving parts and, therefore, are basically silent, although electric noise from the circuits may occur.
SSD (Solid State Drive) was first implemented in the IBM supercomputers in the 1970s and 1980s.
Solid State Drives are available from a large number of manufacturers including big names such as Samsung, Kingston, OCZ and Sandisk.
Best SSD (Solid State Drive) of 2015
1OCZ Vertex SSD (Solid State Drive)
OCZ Vertex features the latest technology available to the entry-level consumer, including the latest controller from Indilinx and MLC NAND flash component technology. This is one of the fastest SSD (Solid State Drive) on the market.
2SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD (Solid State Drive)
Power users and gamers should look no further than the SanDisk Extreme Pro to get the best performance out of their home computer. Innovative nCacheTM Pro Technology delivers sustainable performance with super-fast read and write speeds as well as long drive life.
3Samsung 850 EVO
The 850 EVO reads, writes and multi-tasks at incredible speeds, enhancing boot-up speed, application loading and multitasking performance.
It is a low budget SSD (Solid State Drive), The low price paired with Samsung’s high endurance 3-bit per 3D V-NAND makes this offering hard to beat. RAPID Mode greatly improves random write performance, and TurboWrite gives users a large buffer before dropping to true TLC speeds when writing sequential data.
Transcend’s SSD370S boasts incredibly fast transfer speeds, large capacities of up to 1TB, a compact and lightweight design, shock and vibration resistance, and supports DevSleep mode.
5Corsair Force Series GS
Force Series GS Solid State Drives are powered by a SandForce SF-2200 SSD (Solid State Drive) Processor and fast Toggle NAND memory for both fast sequential read/write speeds and strong random write speed for impressive real-world performance.
6Kingston SSDNow V300
Kingston SSDNow V300 is 10x faster than a hard drive plus more reliable, more durable and shock-proof. It features an LSI SandForce controller customised for Kingston and best-in-class components.
7Corsair Neutron Series GTX
The Corsair Neutron GTX is one of the best Solid State Drives on the market, especially for those who want top performance from their ultrathin portable computer. Powered by an advanced Link_A_Media (LAMD) SATA 3 SSD (Solid State Drive) controller, the GTX excels at both random read/write speeds and sequential write speeds and provides amazing responsiveness for all types of data-intensive work.
When the Crucial MX100 was released, it set a new standard for SSDs that the Crucial MX200 pushes even further. Leveraging leading specs on all fronts, along with new Dynamic Write Acceleration technology, the Crucial MX200 is loaded with innovative features and immediately increases your system’s performance.
For heavy storage users who also need a high level of data safety, the Crucial MX200 is an excellent buy.
9Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme
The Plextor MSP solid state drive uses MLC technology coupled with a Marvell controller. Marvell controllers are common in SSDs and are superior in many ways to other controllers. They are capable of superior read/write speeds and deal well with both compressed and uncompressed files.
10Samsung 840 EVO
Samsung 840 EVO SSD (Solid State Drive) is significantly faster than a standard HDD, providing more rapid sequential and random read and write times for every task.
Samsung’s new 3-bit MLC NAND flash memory stores data more efficiently, increasing both speed and reliability. Whether it’s a heavy workload like video file editing or a simple task like a virus scan, 840 EVO runs every job smoothly and quickly. Multitasking is a simple job for this SSD, which can operate several tasks simultaneously nearly three times faster than an HDD.