The importance of SSD in our technological life

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We live in the century of speed. We wake up in a hurry, we have breakfast on the run, we "run" to work. And at work we are tasked with deadlines and tasks. We have no patience. Everything has to move fast, moving fast in time and space.

The plane has been gaining more and more ground at the expense of the train and the car because we want to get there quickly. The plane not only links continents and countries, but we also started to fly more and more between cities in the country.

In the same style, SSD (solid-state drive) is gaining more and more land on the market of storage units. My experience with an SSD started about 5 years ago, when I upgraded to my personal notebook. I can say that it changed my life in the office work.

I use an ASUS N53 laptop with multimedia inclination and it is based on a Core i5-460M processor tuned to 2.53GHz, Nvidia GeForce GT 425M video card, 4GB RAM. The laptop appeared in 2010, and I have it from 2011 spring. At the beginning of 2012, I was one step ahead of changing it and moving on to a younger generation. But I chose to install the SSD and everything changed. I have saved money and I can still enjoy this wonderful laptop, but with a much higher productivity.

Switching from the classic hard disk drive to the SSD meant a lot to me. First, the execution time of the processes has decreased significantly. I can run several applications in parallel and everything happens almost instantly. At the same time, I am more relaxed about the stored data. The SSD has no mechanical parts, and the physical shocks no longer represent a major risk in the deterioration of the information.

The classic hard disk stores data on moving metal trays. At physical shocks, the trays may be damaged and thus the stored information may be lost. SSDs store information in flash / DRAM memory blocks without moving parts. SSDs are not affected by vibrations or shocks.

SSDs are easier, they consume less electricity and are much quieter. Write and read speeds are much better for SSDs compared to traditional hard drives.

ADATA Ultimate SSD SU800

The new generation of SSDs increases capacity, performance and reliability. ADATA recently released the 3D NAND Ultimate SU800 SSD. The Ultimate SU800 model is available in different capacity variants: from 128GB to 1TB. It incorporates the 3D NAND generation with higher density, improved performance and increased reliability compared to the 2D NAND Flash SSDs.

ADATA Ultima SU800

To better understand what 3D NAND means, below is some information about this technology. 3D NAND Flash is a type of flash memory in which the memory cells are stacked vertically in several layers. 2D NAND flash is a type of flash memory that uses a single layer of memory cells.

3D NAND technology offers the opportunity to develop greater storage capacity in a smaller physical space than 2D NAND. Compared to 2D NAND, 3D NAND can reduce cost / gigabyte, reduce power consumption, boost reliability and provide better writing and reading performance.

With multi-layer technology 3D NAND Flash, Ultimate SU800 has exponentially increased data storage density, in the same standard 2.5 inch dimensions. Consequently, the SSD comes with capacities between 128GB and 1TB, thus offering more options.

ADATA Ultima SU800

This SSD is ideal for ultrabooks, notebooks and desktops, with a thickness of only 7mm and a spacer of 2.5 mm. Its energy-saving capabilities help extend the battery life of mobile devices even more than current SSDs.

As I said above, SSDs offer very fast speeds for writing and reading information. The SU800 model comes with a package with read / write speeds above 500MB / s, with approximately 10% over the speeds of the 2D NAND Flash models. Ultimate SU800 supports both SLC Caching and DRAM Cache Buffer, to allow speed increases depending on the system load level and its available resources.

At first, SSDs came with a small (but acceptable) number of operating hours and read / write cycles. Currently, the model ADATA ULTIMATE SU800 promises a lifetime of up to 2 000 000 hours (approximately 228 years). We will end up leaving the SSDs inherited :).

Another important factor is cost. Currently, the current SSDs are much more accessible compared to the models from previous years. Through 2011-2012, an SSD of 240 of GB costs about 1200 lei. But now, the model ADATE Ultimate SU800 by 256GB cost about 350 lei. The model has a very good price ADATA Ultimate SU800 by 512GB - which may vary between 650 and 750 lei. And let's not forget the less roomy "brother" - ADATA Ultimate SU800 by 128GB, with a price of about 250 lei.

The final conclusion is simple. Invest in SSD storage units, internal and external. This way you will benefit from increased speeds when reading and writing information. You will be able to use more applications in parallel, increasing productivity. You will enjoy low energy and quiet consumption.

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