Irvine, California-based Hard Drive Recovery Associates (HDRA), has produced a blog post outlining the differences between Hard Drive Disks (HDDs), and Solid State Drives (SSDs). The local company specializes in data recovery services for Windows and Mac OS, though they continue their endeavors to help their clients in more than one way by sharing advice and tips on different topics.
Their recent releases includes a blog post discussing one of the most common questions that the specialists receive from their clients whenever they are weighing up the option of upgrading the computer, replacing a broken part, or buying a new one altogether. This matter has further emphasized over the past few years as SSDs became more affordable, and rose in popularity as a result, leaving people wondering whether they should choose this more expensive, new option, compared to their well-known and trusty HDDs.
To start up their article, the Hard Drive Recovery Associates outline the similarities that HDDs and SSDs possess, stating that both of them fulfill the same purpose of storing data in either internal or portable form. The most popular and well-known option among these two is HDDs as the quality of these and its technology has been tried and tested for over five decades, whilst SSD technology is still relatively new. This is one of the reasons why HDDs have both larger storage, and a lower price tag. HDDs have stood the test of time while remaining a trusted and reliable technology.
The specialists state that Hard Drive Disks seem better than Solid State Disks overall, offering more storage at a lower price, with technology thoroughly tested over time. The only problem is that HDDs have a crucial flaw in their design, which puts the SSDs at a great advantage, and is the main cause of its popularity. HDDs use physical power, having moving parts that can stop working after a while, or when subject to mishandling. Since these moving parts are used to read and write data, this means that retrieving data also takes more time as the mechanical parts deteriorate.
In contrast, SSDs, which can also be used for Mac computers and Windows-based systems, offer a wide array of benefits when compared to HHDs. They utilize electronic processes and flash memory, delivering superior performance and durability that does not deteriorate over time or by being mishandled. Not having small, magnetic moving parts inside it also reduces the chances of errors that may cause data loss, putting SSDs as a more reliable alternative for data storage. Overall SSDs are more durable, faster, run cooler and use less energy.
In its portable form, these benefits make SSDs a better option for storing games and movies, as they are lighter and more resistant to constant movement. This contributes to the fact that SSDs are known as larger USB drives, as they utilize the same base technology and have portable benefits that are unmatched by other storage options. Unfortunately, this new technology also hands SSDs its main disadvantage, as they are significantly more expensive than HDDs for vastly lower storage.
The Hard Drive Recovery Associates conclude that SSDs are a more reliable option when compared to HDDs, and are the best portable storage option. This makes SSDs the best fit to store important data, whilst HDDs are better suited for bulk storage of disposable information. Despite this, the best way to prevent the loss of crucial data is to backup all important information in a cloud storage platform or an external location, as neither of these options are immune to data losses caused by catastrophic failure.
The only way to recover data in these situations is by hiring a data recovery service, such as the one Hard Drive Recovery Associates offer. They provide a reliable data recovery option for residents all across the U.S, and are one of the best-rated services in California.
The company's website includes more information on the recovery experts and their services, as well as contact information where interested parties can request a recovery quote. They may also connect with them through HDRA's Facebook page.