Solid State Drives (SSD) are a great option for storage, in particular in mobile devices, such as notebooks and netbooks. Five reasons, they’re better than hard disk drives, provided by SanDisk, in connection with the launch of the new SanDisk G3 Solid State Drives, include the following.
These reasons are focused on SanDisks’s new drives but can be applied to SSD drives in general, I believe, and not just SanDisks.
Long-term reliability: SSD can endure up to 80 terabytes (TB) of data written to it over its lifetime. The solid state drive uses a smart flash management system called ExtremeFFSTM technology that has the potential to accelerate random write performance and thus extend the endurance of SSDs inside computers that use operating systems such as Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 7.v
Rugged durability: SSD uses no moving parts, enabling improved durability that helps resist drive damage. Backed by rigorous shock and vibration testing procedures and a 10-year limited warranty, the drive offers some of the best-in-class quality assurance that could only come from a trusted leader in flash memory.
Fast performance: SSD opens files up to twice as fast as a 7,200 RPM HDDi, so users can enjoy faster boot-ups and improved system responsiveness.
Lower maintenance costs: By replacing standard HDDs with SSDs, users can defer laptop purchase costs and reduce maintenance requests associated with disk drive failure.
If you’re still not sure which is for you, SSD or HDD this video from SanDisk might help: