Is It Time To Upgrade Your HDD Storage Array?

By August 1, 2019Server Recycling

As with so many things in the fast moving world of technology and electronics the next big thing is always just around the corner. But if you are currently working with a HDD storage array, it might already be here.

SSD (solid state drive) storage arrays are the not-so-new kid on the block and are proving to be a popular choice for many organisations’ data storage needs. So what’s the difference between HDD (hard disk drive) and SDD?

HDD storage relies on spinning disks, motors, and read/write heads, using magnetism to store data on a rotating platter, whereas SSD has no moving parts using semiconductor technology that writes and reads data by electrically charging a stationary strip of dense circuitry – but why is this necessarily better?

SSD Pros

  • SSD storage arrays are significantly faster than HDD’s as they are not limited by the physical speed that the HDD disks can spin.
  • SSD’s tend to have much higher storage capacities, which is vital in today’s data heavy world.
  • SSD’s can support more sophisticated encryption programs which inevitably have put a much heavier load on CPU resources.
  • SSD’s are ideal for high performance processing, being able to quickly and effectively cope with the most complex processing loads. Results include quicker boot times and a quicker and more responsive operation.
  • SSD’s use less electricity than HDD’s and run cooler, which is not only more environmentally friendly but also helps to reduce potential data loss issues from overheating.
  • SSD’s are silent so no more irritating whirring noises!

HDD Pro’s

  • Price – HDD’s are generally cheaper than SSD’s, however it really is a case of you get what you pay for.

So what should you do if you are currently working with an out of date HDD storage array?

  1. Look into upgrading to a SSD system! There are lots of companies out there who can supply fantastic SSD systems and also oversee the transferral of your data. So get Googling and start asking a few questions
  2. Figure out what to do with your old HDD system. As with most outdated technology your options are somewhat limited and disposal can be a costly business, as there are strict regulations governing the scrapping of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE Regulations). However Buy IT Back is here to help!

Buy IT Back is a specialist computer and electronics recycling service. With almost 30 years experience in the industry we have the ability, contacts and knowledge to effectively and environmentally sensitively deal with your unwanted IT, telecoms and other electronic equipment. And what’s more, we offer a Buy Back service which can even pay you for the pleasure of doing so! After securely destroying any remaining data we are able to recondition and often upgrade your old equipment reselling it start-ups, charities and other organisations. And if there are any items that we cannot resell we are able to break it down into its component parts and effectively recycle these.

To find out more about Buy IT Back’s HDD storage array recycling service, contact us today.

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