A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any normal hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a computer system and for keeping data which is used frequently on hosting servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use one or more SSDs to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve this way apart from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.