A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any conventional hard disk. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data which is used often on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.