What is SSD?

SSD is short for “solid-state drive” or “solid-state disk”. It is a data storage device for integrated circuit assemblies as memory to keep data persistently. Compared with normal hard drive, it use flash memory chips to store data, instead of the rotating magnetic platters, and it isn’t affected by magnets and won’t suffer mechanical failure. Meanwhile, based on its technology, it makes uses of electronic interface, which is compatible with traditional block input/output hard disk drives. As for the data security, SSD is constructed from random-access memory (RAM), which will ensure the data’s safety after power loss.

What does SSD do?

Generally speaking, there are three basic ways to put SSD into effect. Firstly, it can be added or installed to a server’s drive bays via drive form factor solid state or via a PCIE card slot. Secondly, it is able to be applied to the network that either acts as a standalone storage system or as a cache for an existing storage system. Thirdly, it can be integrated into a storage system in some ways or other.

How to partition SSD?

When it comes to partitioning an SSD, the computer’s operating system treats both normal HDD and SSD the same way. In Windows, the process for partitioning a drive has not changed since Windows 2000. In general, there are two methods providing for partitioning: Windows built-in disk management and the third partition software. When using the Windows utility, please keep the default settings if you want to partition the entire SSD drive as one partition.

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