What is an SSD?.
SSDs (Solid State Drives) are storage devices which use flash memory. Faster and quieter than traditional hard drives they typically have smaller storage capacities than HDDs.
How is an SSD different from an HDD?
The main differences are an SSD has no moving parts and uses flash memory to store data, whereas a hard disk drive is mechanical and uses spinning platters for storage. An SSD uses less power and is much faster at booting up, transferring files, and opening applications.