For decades there was a particular efficient method to keep data on your personal computer – employing a disk drive (HDD). On the other hand, this sort of technology is currently expressing its age – hard disk drives are noisy and sluggish; they are power–hungry and are likely to generate lots of heat throughout intensive operations.

SSD drives, on the contrary, are quick, use up much less energy and are far less hot. They provide an innovative method to file accessibility and storage and are years in front of HDDs with regard to file read/write speed, I/O performance as well as power efficacy. Discover how HDDs fare up against the newer SSD drives.

1. Access Time

SSD drives have a completely new & progressive method of file storage based on the utilization of electronic interfaces in lieu of just about any moving components and rotating disks. This different technology is noticeably faster, enabling a 0.1 millisecond data accessibility time.

HDD drives continue to utilize the exact same basic data file access concept that’s initially created in the 1950s. Although it was much upgraded ever since, it’s slower compared to what SSDs are offering to you. HDD drives’ file access speed ranges in between 5 and 8 milliseconds.

2. Random I/O Performance

The random I/O performance is critical for the general performance of a data file storage device. We’ve carried out extensive trials and have established an SSD can manage at the least 6000 IO’s per second.

Hard drives provide slower data file access rates due to older file storage space and access technology they are implementing. And in addition they display much slower random I/O performance in comparison with SSD drives.

During Webselida Hosting’s trials, HDD drives maintained on average 400 IO operations per second.

3. Reliability

The absence of moving parts and rotating disks inside SSD drives, and the recent advances in electronic interface technology have resulted in a considerably risk–free file storage device, with an common failing rate of 0.5%.

Since we have mentioned, HDD drives depend on spinning hard disks. And something that employs many moving parts for extented intervals is more likely to failure.

HDD drives’ common rate of failure ranges between 2% and 5%.

4. Energy Conservation

SSDs lack moving components and need hardly any cooling down energy. They also need not much power to perform – tests have demonstrated that they’ll be powered by a common AA battery.

As a whole, SSDs use up between 2 and 5 watts.

HDD drives can be renowned for being noisy; they can be more prone to overheating and if you have several hard drives in a hosting server, you’ll want one more cooling system used only for them.

All together, HDDs use up between 6 and 15 watts.

5. CPU Power

As a result of SSD drives’ greater I/O efficiency, the leading server CPU can work with data file requests faster and save time for additional procedures.

The common I/O wait for SSD drives is exactly 1%.

When compared with SSDs, HDDs allow for not so quick data access rates. The CPU will be required to lose time waiting for the HDD to return the inquired data, reserving its allocations while waiting.

The standard I/O delay for HDD drives is about 7%.

6.Input/Output Request Times

In the real world, SSDs conduct as wonderfully as they did in the course of our testing. We produced a full system backup on one of the production servers. During the backup procedure, the normal service time for any I/O requests was in fact below 20 ms.

All through the same tests sticking with the same server, this time suited out with HDDs, functionality was noticeably sluggish. Throughout the hosting server back up procedure, the regular service time for any I/O requests fluctuated between 400 and 500 ms.

7. Backup Rates

An additional real–life enhancement will be the rate at which the backup is created. With SSDs, a hosting server back–up now can take no more than 6 hours by using Webselida Hosting’s server–enhanced software.

We applied HDDs mainly for a couple of years and we have pretty good expertise in how an HDD functions. Backing up a server equipped with HDD drives is going to take around 20 to 24 hours.

Our Linux cloud packages accounts offer SSD drives by default. Be a part of our family here, at Webselida Hosting, and see how we can help you supercharge your site.


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