SSD vs HD performance?

By jobeard
Apr 29, 2008
  1. Solid-state disks (SSD) are probably some of the most talked-about new gadgets of late.
    They easily distinguish themselves from the mechanical hard drives of the Jurassic period because they have no moving parts.

    The natural assumption would be that performance should favor the SSD -- BUT DOES IT?

    See this Computerworld article
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    SSDs are still in their infancy stage, I am quite sure speed will increase over time.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I think I read something about the Operating Systems themselves being designed to work optimally with how mechanical hard drives work, and until the OS is designed to recognise and behave differently with an SSD drive we will likely continue to see areas where they aren't as great as expected.

    I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere, but no, I can't back it up with any links right now.
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