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  • Writer's pictureBen Bowyer

What is the difference between Hard Disk Drive and Solid State Drive?

HDD and SSD Explained

The traditional spinning hard drive (below picture) is the essential non-volatile storage on a computer. That is, information on it doesn't "go away" when you turn off the system, unlike data stored in RAM. A hard drive is essentially a metal platter with a magnetic coating that keeps your data, whether weather reports from the last century, a high-definition copy of the original Star Wars trilogy, or your digital music collection. A read/write head on the arm accesses the data while the platters are spinning.

Above is a traditional Hard Disk Drive which comes in most computers when you buy them

An SSD does functionally everything a hard drive does, but data is stored on interconnected flash memory chips that retain the data even when there's no power present. These flash chips are of a different type than the kind used in USB thumb drives and are typically faster and more reliable.

SSDs are consequently more expensive and up to 20 times faster than your traditional Hard Disk Drive and has longer working life as well due to not having any moving parts.

There is a misconception that when a computer gets slower over time, it is because the computer is getting too old. This is not always the reason, and upgrading the hard drive to an SSD can give it the performance the rest of the computer is working so hard to get from the traditional Hard Disk Drive.


The above image is what an SSD looks like inside

This image below shows you the difference in size, and SSD can be fitted in either desktop or Laptop.

​With our cloning technology, we can migrate all your data from your old hard drive to the new SSD leaving all your programs and settings as they were before, giving you the benefit of not setting up everything again.

It is an easy process, and I can collect, upgrade and return within 24 hours, leaving you with a faster, better performing laptop or desktop.

The benefits to you are:

  1. Faster Computer.

  2. Switch on and use with no set-up needed.

  3. No data loss.

  4. Great way to upcycle your existing PC.

  5. Cheaper than buying a new laptop.

  6. Kinder to the Environment.

If you want to know more about upgrading your computer, then please click on the button.

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