A solid state driver is a non-volatile storage device for storing persistent data on solid state flash memory. It is not a traditional hard drive due to the absence of moving parts, like the spinning disk with a write/read head on the mechanical arm. SSDs, on the other hand, have a range of semiconductor memory arranged as a disk drive via integrated circuits instead of optical storage or magnetic media.

SSDs are continuously being developed and adopted due to the increasing need for higher I/O (input/output) performance. They are more reliable in heavy random and read workloads. This is due to the flash SDD’s ability to directly and immediately read data from a certain flash SDD cell location. Hence, SSDs are more preferred for high-performance servers that must deliver data in real-time.

Benefits of SSDs to Servers

A growing business always has to deal with growing amounts of data, resulting in conventional storage platforms becoming less effective and reliable, especially when data management systems are concerned. IT managers have been treating SSDs as an alternative storage solution, especially for a business that deals with heavy workloads like e-commerce stores where fast data access is crucial. This way, the use of SSD on their servers is justified.

 SSDs are able to deliver high performance I/O operations per second, with minimal latency for transaction-intensive storage and server applications. When used in conjunction with HDD systems, SSDs may help reduce the total cost of ownership with their low operating temperatures and low power consumption. SSD technology continues to develop and thrive, but solid state drives in servers are already available, like the Intel 320 SSDs, which are compatible with Dell’s PowerEdge server.

 The Cost to Implement SSDs

It may be difficult for a business to completely upgrade to solid state drives in servers due to high deployment costs. However, it will still depend on what the business needs. Consider having your business evaluated for SSDs in servers by talking to a reputable and seasoned IT consultant. This way, you can find practical IT solutions and other alternatives that are cost-effective and can increase your productivity and competitive advantage.


About the Author:


Mike Rana is the Chief Technology Advisor of Orion Network Solutions. Orion Network Solutions specializes in providing Computer Installation, Maintenance, and Consulting services along with 24×7 help desk services for small and midsize companies. We provide network solutions that enable small businesses to not only lower their management cost but also increases employee productivity at the same low price. We offer network solution that becomes an integral part of your organization and can provide an increase in productivity of your organization.

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