IT Glossary: SSD
SSD stands for Solid State Drive, and is what modern computers use for storing data. When compared to an HDD (Hard Disk Drive) most SSD’s have noticeably faster data read and write speeds. This is due to having no moving parts that can break. SSD’s are similar to Flash or NAND memory. All current versions of Windows and MacOS are optimized for SSD’s whereas HDD’s will give you much slower performance. Common connections: M.2 ports, PCIe ports, SATA III, SATA II.