6 Top Misconceptions about Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Solid state drives use the different ways to store data from the traditional hard disk drive. Hence, there are many myths about this kind of drive. This article will expose the 6 most common misconceptions about SSDs.

Nowadays, there are many kinds of data storage media, such as hard disk drive (HDD), solid state drive (SSD), etc. It is believed that many are more familiar with hard disk drive. Unlike it, a solid state drive is a drive made up of by electronics, without any moving parts. Moreover, solid state drive is using flash memory chip, which is more compact, so solid state drive is much lighter in weight. Although it has so many advantages, many users still prefer traditional hard disk drive since there are a lot of existing misconceptions about the solid state drive. Thus, here we will unveil the top 6 ones and explain them in detail.

Misconceptions about Solid State Drives (SSDs)

1. Solid State Drives Fail Very Rarely

As we all know, a great number of traditional hard disk drive commonly fail due to mechanical issues, like head crashes. When a hard drive fails, the data in it will suffer too, like PST corruption, word document damage and so on. As solid state drive has no moving parts, many think that solid state drive will not wear out, so it fails very rarely. This is wrong. Other components in solid state drive are same vulnerable as hard disk drive. So SSD still can fail at any time if you handle with it improperly.

2. Solid State Drive Is Very Expensive

It is no doubt that solid state drive is costlier than hard disk drive, but it is due to its advanced technology. But actually solid state drive with small storage capacity is affordable as well. Also, with the constant development of technology, solid state drive is becoming available at more reasonable prices.

3. Solid State Drive Has Limited Storage Capacity

Due to the special technology behind solid state drive, in the past, manufacturers will limit the storage capacity of solid state drive in order to reduce the price of solid state drive to make it more cost-effective. But nowadays, with the advance of technology, producing solid state drive with more storage at reasonable prices has been simpler.

4. Solid State Drive Is Not Secure

Those who are not familiar with the solid state drive may worry about their data security stored in this drive. In reality, there is no denying that solid state drive is far more secure than most of the other kinds of data storage media, in that they comes with a specific encryption technology, which exists as a chip. It can auto encrypt and decrypt the internal data.

5. Solid State Drive Is Not Reliable

When selecting a data storage device, reliability is a pretty important factor. It is wrong to think a solid state drive isn’t reliable. To be honest, it’s far more reliable than hard disk drive since it doesn’t have moving parts. Thus it is immune from mechanical troubles. It means that it can be less prone to data loss.

6. Data Cannot Get Recovered from Solid State Drives

As the newer generations of solid state drive comes with TRIM feature enabled, many mistakenly think that it is entirely impossible to recover data from a solid state drive. But, in fact, there are many loopholes of TRIM feature, for instance, operating system does not support it. Thus, data recovery on solid state drive is simply more difficult and complex, instead of impossible.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including repair SQL Server and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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