SSD - Client SSD, Data Center SSD & Enterprise SSD from Samsung & KIOXIA 

Solid State Drive Disks (SSD) - whether larger than 2 TB, 1 TB, 960 GB, 500 GB or other sizes: as Germany's largest distributor for Samsung enterprise flash and storage modules, KIOXIA premium partner and an expert in storage solutions, we are naturally excited about the innovation that these hard disks have brought. So you've come to the right place. At the bottom of the page, you will also get background information that the new generation hard drives have brought. 

What to know about SSD

Solid State Drives - the beginnings

Solid State Drive - also called SSD - are the topic of conversation of our time. For example, these days, new computers are no longer built exclusively with the conventional HDD (Hard Disk Drive), but always have an additional SSD. It is noticeable that the SSD initially had relatively little storage space (hybrid system) and the HDD still took over the majority of the storage tasks in such systems. Taking a closer look, it is not surprising today that the storage capacities in the SSD segment have increased enormously and the acquisition costs have been reduced significantly at the same time. The storage technology has developed further and capacities of up to 30 TB are now possible in the SSD segment. The NAND memory used makes this possible in the first place. The further development of flash memory was aimed at reducing the development costs and at the same time significantly increasing the capacity of the memory chips. For this reason, SSDs are now surprisingly attractive for customer use in relation to HDDs, measured in terms of gigabyte count and accelerated data throughput.

SSD vs. HDD - what's the difference and why are SSDs so fast?

For SSDs to be fast, a special construction is needed. The term "Solid" is not in the name of SSD hard disks for no reason, because unlike HDDs, there are no moving parts inside the SSD. This is due to a so-called flash process, which is used to store and read out the data. This is not only particularly fast, but can also preserve data independent of power sources at the same time. SSDs are also quite robust due to the NAND flash technology used, since in conventional hard disks the mobile and mechanical parts, such as a read or write head, are often susceptible to shocks and malfunctions.

Entry-level SSDs, mid-range SSDs and professional enterprise SSDs - where is the difference?

The entry-level SSD is an inexpensive model that can be used either for read-intensive applications or as a boot drive. The mid-range SSD is also inexpensive, but designed for professional application areas like workstations or read servers. Professional enterprise SSDs are suitable for server systems in data centers, web hosters, databases or in the Content Delivery Network (CDN). Thus, they are indispensable for industry and banks that require a high mixed workload. HDD can handle the storage volumes per se, but cannot keep up with the data throughput required by the times. Consequently, the calculation of SSD components compared to an HDD (price per GB) is no longer valid. The current, arithmetically correct comparison calculation to properly represent an SSD hard disk means price per IOPS. Furthermore, the current prices of SSDs compared to commercially available HDDs are so low that many customers are switching to SATA SSDs.

The expected changes in load times

Since new systems usually already rely on the high speed of SSD anyway, installing more hard disks of this type is optional and usually only offers small accelerations of the system. Therefore, the most common reason for installing an SSD is to accelerate individual system components, especially in the area of the operating system. As a result, the system startup is often significantly shortened because the boot loading times have been reduced by up to 70%. This also applies to frequently used programs. Here, the start and load times as well as the executions are significantly reduced.

Who benefits from SSDs?

Concretely, different systems can of course profit from an SSD. For example, one's own computer or laptop in private use can reach new speeds with a new SSD, even if the operation has slowed down a bit over the years. But entire companies and server operators also benefit from corresponding solutions in the field of SSDs. The resulting advantages include, for example, the avoidance of bottlenecks and an overall significantly increased speed and stability of the entire system.

Large volumes of data also benefit from this and are subsequently processed much more consistently in data centers. In this way, costs can be reduced enormously in the long term and thanks to the large range of so-called enterprise SSDs at Memorysolution, there is basically a solution for every company. The same applies, of course, to the client SSDs, which are similarly diversified among Memorysolution's range.