A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any standard hard disk. This is because an HDD employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data which is accessed regularly on web servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
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