A solid-state drive is much faster than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this sort of drives a recommended solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for keeping data that is used often on hosting servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
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SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server
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