When choosing the right Solid State Drive (SSD) for you, your client, or your specification requirements there are a few things to consider. Speed, Memory, and Reliability.
Now in day's we have less and less time on our hands, making the drive speed more of a priority has come to the forefront of SSD's. The usual Maximum read speed for and SSD are 300MB / second. Most people test theses speeds and usually the speed varies and is presented a bit lower.
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When it comes to memory there are two different types, Multi-Level Cell (MLC) and Single-Level Cell (SLC). Pros and Cons for both can vary from client to client. MLC can store more information and is usually less expensive. SLC's usually have a lower error rate.
SSD error-correction codes can help prevent any errors.
There are a few things to keep in mind when analyzing reliability. Does the SSD support SATA III? Does this brand have a history of reliability? You want to make sure both your SSD and computer are compatible with STA III in order for you to get the most out of your SSD. ECC memory code is important for your SSD to correct common mistakes. When looking at the history of reliability you want to go with manufacturer who has been in the business for a really long time.
Follow these simple steps to ensure smooth sailing when shopping for your next SSD drive and you will surely get your money’s worth out of your purchase.