OCZ 256GB Solid State Drive

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the benefits of SSD over HDD. HDDs (Hard Disc Drives) can only access the data faster the closer it is from the read/write heads, while all parts of the SSD (Solid State Drive) can be accessed at once. SSDs have 100 times greater throughput and instantaneous access times for quicker boot ups, faster file transfers, and overall snappier performance than HDDs.

Hard Disc Drives (HDD) consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage. Solid State Drives (SSD) feature a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted to circuit boards. 

SSD vs HDD speed

There is no prize for guessing that a SSD, with no moving parts, runs much quieter and is much lighter than an HDD: 77g vs. 752g for the HDD. And, obviously, since it has no moving parts a SSD requires less energy and runs much cooler.

Essential IT Solutions stock the American made OCZ 2.5-inch 4th generation SSDs in high performance SATAIII format. They read up to 550MB/s and write up to 510MB/s and handle up to 120 000 Input/Output operations per second (IOPS), almost twice as much as traditional HDDs. Their Access Latency is as low as 0.02ms!

OCZ Vertex 4 SSD

Since their introduction, the OCZ Vertex4 SSDs have consistently outperformed other brands, delivering strong performance at lower queue depths.

OCZ Solid State Drives are fully compliant with Serial ATA Revision 3.0 and runs off all the later Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

Date: 11 Sep 2012