SSD hosting plans run on servers that store your data on solid-state drives (SSDs). These devices use integrated circuit assemblies to store data.
SSDs are the latest big advancement in data storage technology, resulting in faster and more reliable hosting for your website than servers with traditional hard-disk drives (HDDs).
|Read Mechanism||Integrated circuitry||Mechanical arm|
|Energy Usage||Smaller power draw||Larger power draw|
|Cost||More expensive than HDDs||Cheaper|
|Maximum Capacity||Few limitations||Few limitations|
|Average Time Until Failure||~2 million hours||~1.5 million hours|
|Copy/Write Speeds||Up to 500 MB/sec (consumer-grade)||50 – 120 MB/s|
Unlike HDDs, SSDs don’t have any moving parts and can access their stored data completely electronically instead of electromechanically.
That means they work faster and more efficiently and are less prone to mechanical failure.