A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any standard hard disk. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this kind of drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data which is accessed repeatedly on servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use several solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

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