Now, many companies and organizations would like to make the storage investment decisions based on a single element - cost per gigabyte. But, this calculation method is not right. In general, companies and organizations should consider the cost per gigabyte as well as examine the merits of SSD offers over the traditional hard drive disk (HDD). Please see the explanation in this article.

Nowadays, users always use network to create more and more income by delivering more and more information. Obviously, users need to use the storage mediums to save the information, and these mediums are always costly.

Solid-state drive (SSD) technology is getting mature. But, users still need to pay a lot of money to purchase one. So, if users think it is unnecessary to get an expensive SSD to deal with organization’s matter, they will choose to use the traditional hard disk.

Is this really a wise choice? Not really!

Now, many companies and organizations would like to make the storage investment decisions based on a single element - cost per gigabyte. But, this calculation method is not right. In general, companies and organizations should consider the cost per gigabyte as well as examine the merits of SSD offers over the traditional hard drive disk (HDD).

The better measure is called Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). It focuses on all investment and operating expenses the companies and organizations devote and receive.

Most users don’t know TCO, let alone its calculation methods. The following content will tell you how an SSD offers a better TOC.

1. Large Capacity

The increased technologies like inline compression and deduplication are always applied on an SSD to improve the drive’s effective capacity. As a matter of fact, these two technologies are able to enlarge the drive’s capacity from 3 to 5 times. So, it can highly reduce the cost of the flash storage needed.

Another better point is that an SSD has inherently huge production capacity and lower delay dealing ability. That means users can process the files without influence the drive performance.

2. Excellent Power and Performance

According to the research, an SSD is able to offer up to 1,000 times’ performance of a traditional hard drive disk. However, the power it needs is only 1/10th of an HDD.

Compare with the hard drive disk, an SSD wins by its transfer speed, delay time as well as the input/output operations per second.

It is well known that more and more files will be saved on the computer hard drive. Of course, these files will occupy more and more space. If users are using the traditional hard drive disk, the data dealing speed will become slower and slower.

But, if users are using an SSD, this matter will be different because an SSD can offer faster data transfer speed and act well for a long time.

If users decide to use an SSD on the computer to replace the old traditional hard disk, they can choose a professional partition manager to do this job.

MiniTool Partition Wizard is such a good tool. If you only want to copy the data to the new SSD, you can use Copy Disk function to do this job. If you want to transfer the Windows Operating System to the SSD and boot from the SSD directly, you’d better use Migrate OS to SSD/HD of this software.

3. Long Usage Time

Compare with hard drive disk, the lifespan of an SSD is not longer. But, it can still last from 3 to 5 years for users to use.

4. Power Saving

Though users need to pay more money to buy a new SSD, users should note that an SSD uses less power than an HHD. As time goes by, the merit of power saving will come out apparently.

Except for the above merits, an SSD still has excellent reliability. It is precisely because of these advantages, more and more companies and organizations prefer to use SSDs.

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