With gaming laptops, there has recently been a drive on to replace Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) with the faster Solid State Drives (SSDs). This presents a question for the future purchasers of gaming laptop buyers.
The HHD stores data on rotating magnetic platters that have different speeds. The speeds of 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm are often associated with HDDs. Data is read from and written to these platters by a block of read/write heads that are controlled by a microcontroller.
Because the information on an HDD can be stored in different locations, the time that is necessary to retrieve and place data can vary considerably. Remember that these devices have mechanical moving parts so they are likely to have all if the problems that are normally associated with moving parts.
SSDs are completely different than HDDS. SSDs use a flash memory chip that is managed by a microcontroller to store its data. SSDs have slow write times but they have very fast read times. As a result SSDs are usually much faster than HDDs.
Also, SSDs have no moving components so they are much quieter and more durable than HHDs. In addition, they have power consumption and there are fewer problems with vibrations to interfere with ongoing operations. SSDs are great for gaming laptops. The popularity of the laptop has been growing and has pushed SSDs to the front of the computer technology.
SSDs are well suited to the gaming laptop. The primary advantages are more durability, more resistant to impact, less power consumption, lighter weight, and faster access times.
One of the biggest disadvantages of SSDs is that they are expensive. However, as production increases costs are expected to fall. Another disadvantage is the amount of memory that SSDs can support. In an effort to try to keep the total cost of the gaming laptop down, the current SSDs have comparably low storage amounts. Another consideration is that with SSDs you don’t need to cache because system caches are typically made to solve HDD performance problems. This is another way to save money on SSD systems because cache is expensive. SSDs are well suited for the gaming laptop and as the demand of consumers gets stronger, SSD’s future looks very promising.