A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any conventional hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses 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 employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this sort of drives an ideal solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data which is used repeatedly on servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve this way apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.