A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this sort of drives a recommended solution when speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data which is accessed frequently on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.