cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
Level 4
148 91 0 7
Message 1 of 2
280
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Solved!

SSD vs SATA

HP Pavilion dv6-1334us
Microsoft Windows XP

      For hdd, what are the differences and features between SSD and SATA.

1 REPLY 1
Highlighted
Level 17
Level 17
41,963 41,751 6,623 11,564
Message 2 of 2
263
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Solved!

SSD vs SATA

Not really sure what you are asking about. SSDs are just a non-mechanical storage medium...don't use a motor or spinning plates like a hard drive. But SSDs and hard drives can be connected with a SATA (Serial ATA) bus/connection. If you are asking for the differences between a mechanical SATA hard drive and a SATA solid state disk the main difference is speed. A mechanical disk might top out at say 125 mbps, while a good SATA SSD will read and write data at least 3 and maybe 4 times faster. An SSD provides faster bootup and general Windows performance and they run cooler and are more tolerant of shocks.

 

The only downside is the cost. A 500 gig 7200 rpm mechanical 2.5 inch SATA hard drive is maybe $60...SSD of the same capacity is going to cost between $130 and $160. 

 

A SATA SSD is a plug in replacement for a SATA hard drive. The external dimensions and connectors are the same so you just replace a mechanical drive with a SATA SSD. Hope this makes some sense and answers your question. 

 

If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

Be alert for scammers posting fake support phone numbers on the community. If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on "Flag Post".
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation