What is SSD (Solid State Drive)? - Explained


Inside of a Intel Solid State Drive

1. What is SSD (Solid State Drive)?

SSD stands for Solid State Drive. A SSD or a solid state drive is a device that uses integrated circuits or ICs which are assembled as memory to store data. SSDs are much similar to HDD or Hard Disk Drives but unlike HDD or hard disk drives, Solid State Drives does not have any mechanical moving parts and magnetic disks.

Most SSD devices use NAND based flash memory to like which used in flash drives. SSDs are much faster than HDDs because of the electronic chips but nothing mechanical. Due to the massive amount of performance features in the SSDs, SSDs are widely used in the application of servers and the computing rigs where it requires more speed for transferring data and storing them.

Intel, Samsung, Sandisk, Kingston, ADATA, Seagate are few of the manufactures who exists in the world manufacturing SSDs.