Very firstly, we will say that SSD means “Solid State Disk” or “Solid State Drive” if we take it to Spanish. If you still won’t understand, then we will divide the concept to make it even clearer:
Disc: This refers to the storage of data, that is, it is where our hosting stores the information on our website, such as images and plugins, among other elements.
This is related to how the disc is inside. In this case, it is comparing the SSD VDS Hosting with the other type of existing discs – and the most common – that is the HDD. In the latter there are moving parts, while the SSD have embedded inside, small memory chips, which do not move.
In a traditional disk or HDD there is a head, which is responsible for writing and getting each of the data found on the disk. Its operation is similar to what a more modern turntable does. On the other hand, there is nothing mobile on an HDD disc, since to operate, it does so by means of chips.
Currently, hiring a web hosting service without SSD is something unthinkable, because if we compare its performance against the HDD, the balance tilts towards solid state disks. Why? We tell you about these four determining factors.
SSD disks vs. HDD disks
In order to understand what the advantage of an SSD VPS is, it is very important that you know the difference compared to the HDD discs.
On the HDD discs, inside, there is a disc and a head. The head is responsible for writing and getting every data that is on the disk. It “can” be compared to the performance of a modern turntable.
In contrast, the internal system of an SSD is based on chips. There is nothing that moves.
Advantages of SSD VPS Hosting
• Increased Speed
Along with customer service and technical support, performance is the most important thing a web hosting company should offer. And for a VPS to go fast you need to use solid state disks.
There are things that should definitely guarantee a hosting. One of these is customer service and technical support, but equally important is the performance and for a service of these characteristics to be fast requires an SSD.
HDD systems are much slower. He thinks that the head has to move inside the disk to look for information. Unlike an SSD that has chips. The information flows through the chips at an incredible speed.
• More Resistance
Any operation that requires moving parts will be damaged beforehand. The same use causes the pieces to be damaged little by little. In addition, HDDs are more sensitive to any shock or vibration.
Any operation of a device that operates with moving parts, is damaged before. The same use causes that the involved parts go deteriorating little by little and the HDD discs are more sensitive to blows, a big disadvantage in front of the SSD disks.
• Great Stability
Besides that they wear less, they need less power and energy to function. In other words, it is more rare that a disk of this type has problems and therefore your VPS SSD has much less chance of failing.
• Improved Security
The RAID technology makes it more difficult to appear on disk failures. While in the HDD discs the information is distributed in a single disc or two, in the SSD it is distributed among several chips.
By doing this, the system can better manage an eventual error that may appear, so you will ostensibly reduce the chances that your information or files will suffer some type of damage with a hosting of this type.
If you have a table with three legs and some failure you drop one, it will fall immediately, while if a table that has four legs, one comes off, can continue to work. The same happens with a hosting with SSD disks.
The fact that the information is dosed in several places makes the system better able to handle an error that may appear. In other words, even less chance of your information suffering any damage with your SSD VPS!