When a website is requested, having the ability to output it quickly to the viewer, is the most important thing.
how is this possible…….?
Check out this article to learn how the use of SSDs (or Solid State Drives) can help you to gain the benefit of super fast data processing!
Use of HDD:
In servers, the use of HDD or Hard Disk Drives for storage was quite popular for many years. The technology was based on the use of rotating platters and moving read/write heads. Though the capacity and efficiency of standard hard drives did improve with time, the physical structure of the drive led to little or no scope for improvement.
Noticeably, processing time was high as data was not stored sequentially on the drive. This required the magnetic heads to search for required pieces of data from all over the disc – simply to execute a single process.
This delay is not acceptable for websites that uses a large database or performs heavy I/O operations. As time is everything, moving to a better solution where speed is highlighted was important. So, the use of SSDs became popular.
Move to SSD:
To begin with, the process speed barrier was completely eliminated as SSD did not contain ANY moving parts! With this flaw off the concerns, now SSD used servers can read data much faster than a standard HDD.
A SSD can sometimes be thought of as a very large thumb drive. They are more resistant to shocks, run quietly, have lower access times, and less latency than a HDD.
Below are some notable advantages a SSD has over a HDD:
Faster read/write speeds allow websites to load faster, especially the random read/write operations you typically find in a server environment.
With a SSD a server can handle more overall disk read/write requests before becoming unstable. So even during peak times of usage the backed up I/O requests can be served.
Lower power needs:
Because a SSD doesn’t have moving parts in it, having them run in a server 24x7x365 can save a lot of power compared to a standard HDD.
To sum it all up, SSD is the ideal choice for any busy websites or for anyone who wants their website to load super-fast.
Solid State Drives are Ideal For:
|+ High performance web apps||+ Large read-intensive dbases||+ Visualization|
|+ High concurrent access dbases||+ Transaction Logs||+ Caching|
|+ Frequently accessed tables||+ Storing Indexes||+ High-end storage|