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What Are Solid State Memory Drives?

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Solid state memory drives, often referred to as solid state drives, or SSDs, are an alternative to hard disk drives (HDDs). They are usually equipped with flash memory, in which data are stored on chips within the drive. Although solid state memory drives are nothing new, they have only been widely embraced in consumer and industrial devices in recent years. Since then, they have all but replaced hard disk drives in many of the devices people use most often. Here is a closer look at what exactly SSDs are and why they’ve become so popular.

 

Solid State Memory Drives 101

Solid state describes circuitry that is entirely based on semi-conductors instead of vacuum tubes. SSDs contain semi-conductors and microchips that use specific voltages to save data. This stands in contrast to how HDDs function, as they rely on magnetic media in the form of a spinning disk in order to save data.

 

SSDs look similar to HDDs, but they use flash storage with non-volatile memory chips. Because the memory is non-volatile, the chips can save information even when there is no power source. SSDs are embedded in a device, much like a HDD would be. In fact, most SSDs have the same standard dimensions, so they can slot into any device that has a space for an HDD.

 

Solid State Memory Benefits

There are several reasons why SSDs have become the preferred drive for so many different consumer and industrial applications. One is that their voltage-based storage design is much less prone to damage than the mechanical design of traditional HDDs, as they don’t have any moving parts. This also means that they tend to last longer than HDDs.

 

SSDs use less power than HDDs, since they don’t have to power a motor. In addition, since there are no mechanical components to fire up when data need to be read and written, operations are much faster.

 

Delkin offers rugged solid state memory drives designed to provide reliable data storage in industrial operating conditions. If you have questions about SSDs or other embedded storage solutions, reach out to our customer team today.

 

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