How Long Do SSDs Really Last?
CBR, July 27th, 2020
July 27, 2020,
Volume 268, Issue 5

Whist solid-state drive (SSD) technology has been around since the 90s; it has taken manufacturers a long time to convince businesses that they are safe to use to store sensitive data, writes Philip Bridge, President, Ontrack

"Upon launch, the SSD was marketed as a step up from the traditional hard disk drive that relied on a magnetic plate to save data. Instead, the SSD had no moving parts and consisted of just an electronic controller and several storage chips.

Chips with everything

The use of the SSD continues to gather pace. The main benefit of electronic chips for storage is that they are much faster than a legacy HDD. A standard HDD consists of many mechanical parts and rotating discs. When data needs to be accessed, the re-positioning of the read/write head takes much more time than just pushing data through electronic interfaces..."

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