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*number of input/output operations per second (IOPS) on a HDD: up to 100 IOPS. On an SSD DC S3K: up to 75,000 IOPS for read.

SSDs are definitely the future of storage: they're getting more affordable and offer more storage space than ever before. The lastest generation of SSDs designed for datacentres are now just as reliable as mechanical HDDs, but offer up to 500 times more performance.

PERFORMANCE

An SSD has access speeds of 35 to 100 microseconds, which is nearly 500 times faster.

RELIABILITY

SSD uses flash memory to store data, which provides better performance and reliability over an HDD.

HYBRID CONFIGURATIONS

SSDs can be configured as hybrid drives to act as a cache for the data stored on the server.

Superior Compatibly and Low Latency

SSDs are compatible with any technology stack for your web applications.

Better performance

SSD uses flash memory to store data, which provides better performance and reliability over an HDD. SSDs offer instant-load performance, faster application loading times, and better system responsiveness.

Performance consistency and service quality

SSDs provide high performance which eventually improves the CPU Performance why lowering down the Disk/IO Wait Factor on the Server.

  • More Disk/IO Wait, Less User Resource Available causing Deadlocks, Website Slow.
  • Less Disk/IO Wait, More User Resource Available and Smooth Experience.

Reliability

Because SSDs don’t have any moving part, they are nearly invulnerable to fail in high shock and vibration environments and extreme temperatures. This trait, particularly the potential of operating in extreme temperatures between 0°C to +70°C, allows an SSD-based system to handle more applications in difficult situations where the traditional hard drives fail.

Mean time between failures (MTBF)

There is a distinction between endurance and reliability. Reliability deals with how often SSDs or a disk drives fail.

MTBF is the number of aggregate service hours, on average, a population of storage devices operate before a failure occurs on any one device. Fortunately, with modern server drive technology, MTBF is typically in the millions of hours.

Technologies and features

A solid state drive is a storage device that uses solid state memory to store data. The principle behind solid state drives is that there should be no moving parts: no spinning platters, no moving heads. Data is split into word length pieces and stored in memory. It is then accessed almost instantaneously using unique system-wide addresses.

Solid state disks use either NAND flash or SDRAM (non-volatile and volatile storage respectively). NAND flash is so-called because of the NAND-gate technology it uses and is common in USB flash drives and many types of memory card. NAND flash based drives are persistent and can therefore effectively mimic a hard disk drive.

Synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) is volatile and requires a separate power source if it is to operate independently from a computer.

Because the information on solid state drives can be accessed immediately (technically at the speed of light) there is no latency experience when data is transferred. Because there is no relationship between spatial locality and retrieval speed, there is no degradation of performance when data is fragmented.