SSD vs HDD: what they are and what their differences are?
You may have heard about SSD and HDD or something else, but you may not really understand what they stand for and what the differences between them. Simply put, SSD and HDD are two different storage devices, SSD stands for Solid-State Drive and HDD stands for Hard Disk Drive. According to Wikipedia, a SSD is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. Unlike flash-based memory cards and USB flash drives, a SSD emulates a hard disk drive interface, thus easily replacing it in most applications. A HDD is a non-volatile storage device which stores digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces.
You may find their differences via SSD vs HDD, no matter in main components, architectures, or prices and capacity etc. SSD is relatively higher price and its capacity is lower, but generally speaking, SSD is better performance compared with HDD. For instance, SSD is faster and more reliable in many aspects:
- Little to no mechanical failures
- Faster access to data
- Less power consumption
- Durable-withstand shock, vibration, etc
- Reduce down time
- Speed boot up time
Apart from all the benefits mentioned via SSD vs HDD, SSD has more advantages than that, so SSD can be used as system disk and thus the performance of you computer would be greatly improved. If you got a new SSD, you may install OS on to the SSD or you may also migrate OS from current HDD to the new SSD to speed up the machine. Here, you can get an easy way to achieve that goal with AOMEI Partition Assistant.
Migrate OS from HDD to SSD
AOMEI Partition Assistant is especially designed for Windows users and it is still updating, and till now, it has several editions including standard edition, server edition and professional edition etc. Its “Migrate OS to SSD or HDD” feature allows you to migrate operating system from the old hard disk drive to a new SSD with ease and without reinstalling the Windows operating system.
You may learn the step-by-step guide of how to migrate OS to SSD with AOMEI Partition Assistant.
In the process of OS migration to SSD, AOMEI Partition Assistant can keep your data and system security and the operation involves the system partition, so you need to migrate OS to SSD under the Pre-OS mode.
Now you could download the software from: /download.html