A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, hence 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 any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a computer system and for keeping data that's used repeatedly on servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our web hosting packages, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure excellent performance for all types of sites no matter how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.