A solid-state drive is much faster than any normal hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes these drives the best solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for keeping data that is accessed regularly on hosting servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way aside from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.