This infographic compares HDD and SSD performance through the following measures.
3. Booting time
5. Power Consumption
6. Hardware reliability
8. Response time
10. Failure Rate
Many people have confusion over choosing HDD hosting or SSD hosting for their website.
The Speed of the SSD is 300% faster than HDD. The highest transfer rate for HDD is 120MB/sec. But HDD transfer rate starts from 200MB/sec.
HDD has moving mechanical parts, so it makes noise. But SSD does not have any moving parts, so it does not produce much noise.
HDD has 30+ seconds for booting whereas SSD takes 10+ seconds to boot
HDD weights more than SSD. SSD is compact and has little weight.
The power consumption is high for HDD, and it is low for SSD.
HDD has low reliability due to its moving parts. SSD has high reliability since it has no moving parts
HDD requires Defragmentation in regular interval. SSD does not need defragmentation to work faster.
Response time is high for HDD. SSD response much faster than HDD
The performance for SSD is higher than HDD.
An Infographic by ServerCake.