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What makes a solid-state drive faster?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jul 8, 2013 2:30:00 PM

By Delana Hallstedt

What makes a solid-state drive faster?

Immobility.

Yep, it’s really as simple as that.

I don’t mean that in a portability sort of way; solid-state drives (SSDs) are quite portable! An SSD doesn’t move on the inside, and this lack of movement is what helps it perform so much faster than other storage devices. Having said that, it really wouldn’t be much of a blog post if I didn’t attempt to paint you some sort of similitude packed with a sampling of picturesque details that will assist you in a greater depth of understanding of just how this all works…right?

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