To Spin or Not to Spin, that is the question.

This is a great example of the differences between a solid state (SSD) and a traditional hard drive. As you can see the access time, IOPS and performance of the SSD is far better. Really, it is the difference between night and day. The cost of SSDs are far more reasonable than 5 years ago. However, spinning disk drives are way cheaper per GB, than an SSD. Also, these types of hard disks have a greater storage capacity than an SSD. Bottom line, depending on the application or function, will dictate which type of drive is to be used.

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