SSD / Solid State Drives with SATA Connector
Featuring the same form-factor as 2.5” hard drives, SATA SSDs see benefits in lower power requirements, increased performance and less heat dissipation. Providing upto 600MB/s in read and write times, SSDs make use of the SATA 3 interface in order to provide the necessary amount of memory bandwidth. Utilizing flash memory chips in place of spinning magnetic platters used on hard drives, SATA SSDs share much in common with USB flash drives.
Thanks to this increase in performance, system boot up times can be as fast as 15 seconds, with instant loading of applications and file searching. In order to make the most use of SATA SSDs, operating systems should be installed onto the drive along with the most frequently used applications and games. Aside from the improvements in transfer speeds that SATA SSDs have other HDDs, the manner in which the drive improves over time and manages data also proves in being a benefit.