What is SSD?
Developed by SanDisk in 1991, an SSD (solid-state drive) is a storage device that uses memory
chips to record data. SSDs perform like a hard drive, but are much faster in performance. They
are similar to a USB flash drive, minus the USB connection, and are designed for installation
inside of the computer. SSDs have no moving parts and, as such, are more reliable than their
How does an SSD work?
Like a hard drive, SSDs store large volumes of data. But instead of reading and writing data to a
spinning platter like an HDD, SSDs store data on flash memory chips (sometimes known as
NAND flash memory). An SSD also contains a controller chip. This chip is responsible for
keeping track of where the data is located on the device, and finds the requested data within
nanoseconds, making SSDs speedy storage drives indeed.
Types of SSDs
The two most common types of SSDs are SATA III and NVMe. SATA III is the older SSD type.
It has a legacy connector initially designed for HDDs, and is therefore compatible with a wide
range of devices. However, it is slower than the new standard, Non-Volatile Memory Express
(NVMe), and is slowly being phased out.
Non-Volatile Memory Express drives are faster, with lower latency and sustained read-write
speeds of 2000MB per second, than SATA III drives which max out at 600MB per second. Also,
NVMe drives connect to a computer through the PCIe interface rather than SATA. PCIe sockets
transfer more than 25 times more data than the SATA equivalent.
Where are SSDs found?
SSDs have replaced many HDDs in desktop computers and laptops. SSDs are more expensive
than HDDs (though the gap is continuously shrinking), so some computer manufacturers use
smaller SSDs (combined with larger HDDs to store additional data).
SSDs are also found in some servers. Here at Giddyhost, we offer both SATA III and
NVMe SSD drive options.
What’s the Difference Between Reseller and Affiliate Programs?
Looking for an additional hustle these days? If you’ve been loitering around the internet then
chances are you might have heard about reseller and affiliate programs. And there’s no doubt
about it, when done right, you can make some serious cash on the side from these ventures.
While both concepts have the same goals and core elements, the execution or dynamics of the
two are entirely different. As a reseller, you sell a product or service under your own brand
name. As an affiliate, you send leads or business opportunities to another brand for a chance of
earning a commission.