Hard Disk or HDD is one of the components that serves to store all data as well as Windows files. And in this advanced and advanced era, SSD or Solid State Drive can also be an alternative to HDDs. The SSD is also much faster than the usual hard disk, and it can be installed on any laptop and desktop that uses SATA connections.
SSD (Solid State Drive)
The SSD has a structure that looks almost the same as a USB drive or pen drive. And just like pen drive, it stores all the data on a microchip. And SSD does not use any mechanical components that can make it easily damaged. SSDs are also very light when compared to HDDs.
Power consumption: 2-3 watts
Time to boot: 10-13 seconds
Heat: Less because of no mechanical movement
HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
HDD stores data as well as files on a platter that looks like a CD. There is a mechanical radius used for writing and also reading data on the HDD. Custom HDDs come in much larger capacity at cheaper prices than SSDs.
Power consumption: 6-7 watts
Time to boot: 30-40 seconds
Sound: Swirl sounds can be heard
Vibration: The rotating platter causes vibration
Heat: Heat slightly higher than SSD
1) In terms of size and material
HDD uses electronic and mechanical systems, making it bigger and heavier. While SSD uses only electronic chips, it makes it smaller and lighter than HDDs. Most SSDs are 2.5 inches, while the HDD is 3.5 inches wide.
2) In terms of work processes
The work process for HDD is that data processing comes from a combination of mechanical and electronic systems, where the gear is rotated by the motor and each gear is connected to electronic components and there is a process of data processing.
While the work process for the SSD is, there are only electronic components called Integrated Circuit (IC), microchips and capacitors and resistor, so all data processing is done electronically as RAM and Flashdisk.
3) In terms of speed of reading and writing data
The most significant difference between HDD and SSD. Laptops that use SSD can boot very quickly compared to laptops using HDD.
4) In terms of the effect, it has caused
HDD uses mechanical systems, and the effects are:
High power consumption
Noisy because of the rotation of the motor
The SSD does not use the mechanical system, then the impression is generated:
Hot on SSD is not as hot as HDD
Power consumption is not as high as HDD
There is no noise for not using the mechanical system
5) In terms of durability
In terms of resistance, SSD has better durability compared to HDD depending on the user. However, HDDs can also last a long time if well maintained.
6) In terms of price
Because SSD has many advantages over HDD, it's not surprising that SSD prices are more expensive than HDDs. If you have more money and work fast, it's not wrong to use SSD. But if the HDD is enough, it's okay.