Solid state drives provide substantial benefits over traditional hard drives, and DS makes it easy to see why!
SSDs are the ultimate way to "feel" the difference in your everyday multimedia performance!

Still confused about all the hype surrounding SSDs?


Wondering why SSDs are better than HDDs?


Hard drives consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage, while SSDs use a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted on a circuit board and are shock resistant up to 1500g/0.5ms.

HDD versus SSD inside view

And because SSDs have no moving parts…

SSDs are faster than HDDs

While HDDs take longer to access data because of their need for the disks to spin, SSDs can be up to 100 times faster as data can be accessed instantaneously resulting in total system acceleration.

In fact… SSDs are BLAZING FAST

SSDs are way, way faster than HDDs

A faster system boot, file copy, virus scan and more…

A faster system boot, file copy, and virus scan

A faster read/write time with your favorite media apps

A faster read/write time for you favorite media apps

Aside from better performance SSDs have other benefits

SSDs are more RELIABLE

One universally accepted metric for measuring SSD reliability is known as an “annual failure rate.”

Exhaustive studies have shown that SSDs have an annual failure rate of tenths of 1%,

while the AFRs for HDDs can run as high as 4 to 6 percent.



SSDs use less power than HDDs

UMC Xtreme Will use less power and run much cooler


SSDs run cooler than HDDs

Thanks to no moving parts and completing tasks faster, SSDs run at cooler temperatures.
Sources:; (case testing)

SSDs are quieter, er, SILENT

SSDs are quieter than HDDs