What is the full form of SSD
SSD: Solid State Drive
SSD stands for Solid State Drive. It is a mass storage device similar to a hard disk drive (HDD). It allows reading and writing data and maintains stored data in a permanent state even without power. It can be connected to a computer through standard IDE or SATA connections. SSDs are also known as flash drives or solid-state disks.
SSD is a non-volatile storage media as it is designed with floating gate transistors (FGRs) to hold the electrical charge. Thus it retains the data even when it is not connected to a power source. Each FGR in an SSD contains a single bit of data denoted as 1 for a charged cell and denoted as 0 for a cell without an electric charge.
Components of SSD:
An SSD mainly comprises a Flash Memory Chips and Flash Controller.
Note: It has no moving parts like an HDD, which has a spinning disk with a read/write head on a mechanical arm called an actuator.
It is designed to deliver high read and write performance for both sequential and random data requests.
The benefits of using an SSD drive: