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Upgrade Your Computer’s Storage With a 60GB SSD

If you are building a PC or want to upgrade your computer's memory, a 60GB SSD could be just what you are looking for. Solid-state drives have a reputation for speed and durability, making them a good choice for anyone who wants to boost their computer's performance. To get the right SSD for your project, check out eBay's listings where you will find a choice of new or used models with a range of memory capacities.

How do solid-state drives work?

A solid-state drive is an internal storage device that stores information in NAND flash memory on microchips. NAND memory is classed as being non-volatile, meaning that data is retained when the device is switched off.

What is the difference between a solid-state drive and a hard disk drive?

A hard disk drive stores data on a spinning disk. When specific data is needed, a read-write head on a moving arm tracks to the place on the disk where that information is stored, and retrieves it. Since data is rarely stored sequentially on the disk, the arm has to move from place to place to accumulate requested files. An SSD does not utilise any moving parts and is much faster as a result.

What types of SSD are available?

There are three major types of NAND flash memory that are used in solid-state drives:

  • Single level cell (SLC): The fastest and most expensive type of NAND flash memory. Each cell holds one bit of data.
  • Multi-level cell (MLC): Each cell holds two bits of data. Because of this, an MLC NAND solid-state drive holds more data without having to increase the physical size of the SSD itself. Since each cell holds more data bits, write speed is slower than SLC.
  • Triple-level cell (TLC): Each cell holds three bits of data. TLC SSD drives are available in the largest storage sizes but have the slowest write speeds of the three options.
What are the advantages of installing a solid-state drive?

With access speeds of between 40 and 100 microseconds, solid-state drives are faster than traditional hard disk drives. They consume less electricity and produce less heat when in use, reducing the chances of your PC overheating. SSD's are also silent in operation, more resistant to damage from shock or vibration, and less prone to failure, as there no moving parts to wear out and fail.

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