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HDD vs. SSD technology [Video Part 1]

In this video you will get an overview of hard disk drives vs. solid state drives (SSD) technology as well as explore some common perceptions and myths related to SSD.

7 Responses to "HDD vs. SSD technology [Video Part 1]"

  • Where on earth is cloud data actually stored? - 
    09 August 2013 - 9:31 am

    […] your data still needs to be physically stored on a device somewhere. Whether this is on flash or traditional hard drive storage, companies offering this service still need to have huge servers dedicated to storing your data. […]

  • Don Tocher
    15 August 2013 - 3:35 pm

    Great article.
    As stated in the video, SSDs are just one form of flash storage.
    This technology surrounds us in, tablets, phones, USB flash drives, MP3 players, etc.
    If you want to maintain access to your data on ANY device – back it up!

  • Stephen
    15 August 2013 - 3:39 pm

    Very informative video. Thank you.

  • Phil Stanton
    15 August 2013 - 6:47 pm

    Useful summary, thanks

  • Craig Sayer
    16 August 2013 - 3:09 pm

    Very interesting video and made me think twice about supplying low grade SSD’s in a server environment where they are used in a database scenario instead of hard drives. This is also interesting from other information read about the market seems to be moving towards SSD storage more and eventually dropping the hard drive technology.

  • Lucas K
    17 August 2013 - 4:21 pm

    Great video and lots of usefull information. One thing to point out is that Small Business Server is not a good fit for SSD drives, due to it’s nature it runs a lot of write intensive processes and it would simply wear out SSD in a very short time.

    • Sam Wiltshire
      19 August 2013 - 4:39 pm

      Hi Lucas,

      Firstly, thanks for the comment.

      We believe that SSD can be used for servers up until the threshold of 100 GB a day, after this, then traditional HDD should be used – this though is only a generalisation as there are many other aspects at play here, like what type of environment the server is running or particular uses the server may be employed for.

      We would also specify that a high transaction environment would not be suitable based on SSD.