SSD stands for Solid State Drive. Unlike the HDD, the SSD stores data on microchips. Because it has no moving parts that have to reach a
specific point to read the data, the SSD has virtually no delays in serving the read/write requests. What does this mean for
Pros: Very high performance – They serve random data about 100 times faster than a HDD Very high transfer speed – About 5
times larger throughput
Cons: Higher cost – While a low end 120 GB SSD is about $100 expect to pay about $3500 for an 800 GB enterprise grade SSD.
Limited storage space – These drives average capacity is about 250 GB and up to 1 TB, with the latter being overly expensive. If your
website requires high performance, fast response time and uses random data access, you should probably opt for a SSD hosting plan. In
other words, if you running a very busy site you should probably go for a SSD. So bottom line is that, there’s no right or wrong answer.
Before choosing a hosting plan, you should asses what’s more important: lots of storage for a couple of pennies, or high performance for an
extra cost. Both hosting options are good if chosen for the right purpose.