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SSDNow Vs. HDD and Use Cases/Scenarios

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Executive Summary

SSD is a non-volatile, Flash-based data storage solution that offers an alternative to the traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD). SSDs are extremely stable and durable under rugged conditions. In contrast, HDDs have moving parts, which translate into increased probability of mechanical failures and vulnerability to excessive shock and vibration. Although Flash storage technology has existed and been applied in the computer industry for some time, only recently has this technology been used as a primary data storage solution. SSDs offer several advantages over hard disk drives in the areas of performance, reliability, power consumption and durability.

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