The adoption of new technologies marks a paradigm shift in the way of doing things.
For many decades the use of digital information storage has been made in different media but none has lasted as long in the active market as the use of mechanical hard drives also known by the acronym HDD, Hard Disk Drive .
As mentioned, being one of the longest-lived media, it is also one of the most developed and commercially distributed, reaching large amounts of storage that exceed tens of Terabytes (TB).
A quick review yields,
- Robust technology with specialized niches (NAS, CCTV, SCSI)
- Largest storage volumes commercially available
- Better cost-volume ratio.
- They generally have a long shelf life
- Speed limited by its physical design
- Sensitive to impact damage
In the past decade, a new storage technology has advanced, taking market share based on memory based on NAND gates, among others, which translates into disks that do not use a physical medium to store information.
These are the disks we know as solid state or SSD, Solid State Disk.
As mentioned, when storing the information in a logical medium, these disks exceed by an order of magnitude the speed they can achieve in comparison with mechanical disks, depending on the type of interface used by the equipment in question.
Being the SSD disks with SATA interface compatible with any equipment that uses a mechanical disk of the same interface, seeing its performance significantly improved, a very common case is the migration in portable computing equipment that has been in use for several years to improve your performance.
NVMe solid-state drives, Non-Volatile Memory express, are the latest generation in the implementation of solid-state drives, where the M2 interface is implemented, which is higher than the speeds that the SATA interface can offer.
- High transfer speeds compared to HDD,
- SATA backward compatible interface
- Defined useful life
- Higher price than HDDs per GB (although declining)
- Size restriction
- Multiple formats on NVMe interfaces
With the above we want to invite you to consider the migration to a new storage technology as a resource with which you could extend the useful life of your computer equipment with several years of use, improving its performance, do not forget that you need to consult the specifications of your equipment to know the most efficient technology compatible with it.
Alternatively, we could suggest migrating to an Operating System based on GNU/Linux which, due to its high efficiency, can extend the useful life of a computer with several years of life.
As is customary, we invite you to contact us if you require advice or guidance on this or other technical issues involved in your productive activity.