A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data which is accessed often on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting
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SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server
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