A solid-state drive is much faster than any normal hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives a recommended solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data that is used often on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ this type of a configuration to make sure that traffic-intensive sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your data.