In terms of performance, SSDs surpass traditional hard drives in every measurable way. That includes sustained read and write speeds up to 200% faster when compared with traditional hard drives and sub-millisecond latency.
To illustrate this, DTR cites Photoshop, a resource-intensive application that typically takes several seconds or longer to load. With an SSD, the application launches almost as soon as the user clicks the icon.
As DTR explains, this is due to the fact that SSDs have no moving parts; instead of the magnetic strips and rotating platters of traditional hard drive, SSDs feature flash memory with sets of cells that store bits. In addition to the superior performance, it also means SSDs are less noisy, consume less energy, and are more durable. Read DTR’s OCZ Vertex SSD Review for a more in-depth look at SSD technology.
DTR\’s performance tests of the Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue device shows that the unit not only meets all the specs of current SSD technology, but holds its own against other competing SSD\’s and traditional storage devices.
Check out the results of DTR\’s in-depth performance testing in the Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue SSD Review.