Q: I’m thinking about swapping out the hard drives in my computer for solid-state drives. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
A: There a number of advantages offered by solid-state drives:
- Increased durability due to no moving parts to wear out or fail
- Significantly faster data transfer rates (some drives claim 92% faster)
- More reliable long-term storage and no need to “exercise” drives
- Reduced power consumption
- Reduced heat
There are also places where conventional hard drives still have the edge: