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What’s the difference between solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD)? Even more important, when you’re adding storage should you buy a SSD or a HDD?  

The answer depends on understanding the balance of cost, performance, capacity, and reliability between these two storage technologies. In many cases the ultimate goal is to combine HDD and SDD in a manner geared for your workloads and budget.

So what’s best for your needs? Let’s dive in.

Difference between SSD and HDD

Although both SSD and HDD perform similar jobs, their underlying technology is quite different. Let’s look inside: