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HDD VS SSD: ADVANTAGES AND DIFFERENCES

Nowadays, companies are in search of the best possible solutions for business promotion and evaluate all options of hosting services.

The quality of hosting determines the success of several key business parameters: SEO, the reduction in bounce rate, the loyalty of clients, and sales volume.

Most organizations have moved from shared hosting to VPS, but they continue to look for benefits between SSD and HDD drives.
Let’s find out what’s the best solution for your server.

Mechanism

HDD is a technology based on the mechanism of vinyl records. HDD-drive stores data in magnetic templates.

The SDD doesn’t contain any mover mechanisms. It stores data on interconnected flash memory chips. This is an enlarged and improved version of a normal plugged-in flash drive. SSD uses NAND-based memory, making it safe even when the device is turned off.

Speed

The operating mechanism plays an important role in determining the speed results between SSD and HDD.

The HDD is equipped with a thin metal disc which in most models rotates at a speed of 7200 revolutions to write and read data. Each driver is equipped with sensors capable of reading data and sending it back to the motherboard. The disk will rotate approximately 3.8 billion times a year, resulting in wear and tear, and mechanical breakdown.

The SSD drive is equipped with NAND flash memory, which gives a high speed of reading and writing data.

If you open a browser or import a project of hundreds of files, in such cases the computer handles a huge number of small blocks of data.

According to the testing hard disk speed with CrystalDiskMark, disk operation with small data blocks (4 kb):

Data reading operation:

HDD is 94 times slower (0.68 MB/s versus 63.6 MB/s) than SSD drive.
HDD is 53 times slower (0.36 MB/s versus 19 MB/s) than SSD drive.

Data writing operation:

HDD is slower by 178 times (0.78 MB/s versus 139 MB/s) than SSD drive.
HDD is slower by 86 times (0.64 MB/s versus 55 MB/s) than SSD drive.

The fast-loading site improves SEO and rating in the Google search engine. When determining ratings, search engine algorithms attach importance to site loading times. Google and other search engines give priority to websites with faster loading, as the client can explore the site without any delay.
Web-hosting with SSD increases the chances that the client will be happy to visit the site and use your product or service.

Reliability

Data protection is an important parameter that seriously affects your organization. Hosting works 24/7, so overloading the equipment as I/O requests can lead to a hard disk failure. It can cause the site to fail and your data to be an at-risk zone. Most data centers store backup copies of data, but there is a possibility that you may lose some of the data due to unexpected circumstances. The cost of HDD data recovery is higher than for SSD.

The SSD driver is accompanied by a fast processing time, which reduces the risk of system failure due to increased I/O requests. The SSD has no mechanical parts that could wear out for a certain period of time and cause a breakdown.

However, HDD is a reliable and profitable storage type for many businesses. You need to assess your organization’s needs before migrating to SSD VPS hosting. If your company has a high-performance website with intensive daily traffic, VPS hosting based on SSD drivers will be the best solution for your company.

LLHOST offers VPS hosting plans with SSD storage options, with configurations based on your preferences. Find out more

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