A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives a recommended solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for keeping data which is used repeatedly on servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load right away. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.