A solid-state drive is much quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution in case speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data that is used regularly on servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content which you upload to your hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function only as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this type of a configuration to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.