|SSD vs HDD a storage showdown|
|One of the integral components of any computer, or technological device for that matter, is the hard drive. It’s used to store all the information, pictures, programs, etc. Your Miami business computer needs hard drives to be able to run, and at this time there are two competing types of hard drive: Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid-state Drive (SSD).|
Here is a brief comparison of Hard Disk Drives and Solid-state Drives.
HDDs are relatively cheap to purchase, with an average price of $0.07 USD per Gigabyte of storage space, and can rewrite data a near infinite amount of times. There are two major weaknesses of HDDs, the first being that they are made of moving parts, and any bump or shock can ruin the drive. The second weakness is their read and write speed, which hasn’t really increased in the past few years, compared to processors or other components.
The biggest advantage to SSDs is that they’re extremely fast when compared with HDDs, feature moving parts, use less power to operate and are more resistant to shocks and damage. There are two major disadvantages to SSDs, the first being cost, on average, $1.50 USD a Gigabyte, an expensive investment for many SMEs. The second disadvantage is you can only write the data a limited number of times before the device becomes unusable, most SSDs last around 5 years.
While SSDs may seem expensive upfront, they do help computers run faster, which means you can buy a processor with a lower speed and have an SSD compensate. While they may only last 5 years, most computers don’t last that long, so normal users should be ok.
SSD or HDD
While SSDs will most likely replace HDDs in the future as their cost per gigabyte is rapidly dropping, making them even more popular. At this time however, both drives will remain in production and you will probably see more and more computer manufacturers using both drives. What type of hard drive do you use? Do you think SSDs will help your business? Comment below, or contact us for more information.
Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.
|Data backup is good, Continuity’s better|
|Business continuity – the act of ensuring that business activities are available at all times, including during disasters – is a practice all businesses, regardless of their size, should be implementing in their organization. While many businesses backup their data and think that they’re protected, they will find that during times of disaster they aren’t.|
|Managed print services help you print|
|Almost all businesses processes have gone virtual, or have upgraded to incorporate some of the latest technological trends. There’s one process however that lags behind, technology wise, and that’s print services. Every company needs printing services, and many small businesses are still using technology that’s inefficient and lags behind technology wise. To optimize printing services, companies could use managed print services.|