Why Yahjam Host runs on SSD Server Drives
When we chose a hosting company on which to host our business, we decided that SSD server drives were a must. What are SSD drives?
A solid-state drive (SSD) is a nonvolatile storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. Solid-state drives actually aren’t hard drives in the traditional sense of the term, as there are no moving parts involved. A traditional hard disk drive (HDD) consists of a spinning disk with a read/write head on a mechanical arm called an actuator. An SSD, on the other hand, has an array of semiconductor memory organized as a disk drive, using integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical storage media.
Because there are no moving parts and data is driven around only through circuits, an SSD drive is faster than a traditiobal hard drive.
Take a look at the performance difference between an SSd drive and a hard drive in this video:
SSD vs HDD
SSD performance is considered to be much faster than the highest performance electromechanical disk drives. Seek time and latency are also substantially reduced, and end users typically enjoy much faster boot times.
In general, SSDs are more durable and much quieter than HDDs, with no moving parts to break or spin up or down. SSDs employ wear leveling to increase drive lifespan. Wear leveling is typically managed by the flash controller, which uses an algorithm to arrange data so write/erase cycles are distributed evenly among all the blocks in the device.
SSD vs. HDD Performance Comparison
Solid State Drives (SSD’s) allow our servers to run up to 22 times faster than the average server that runs on hard drives. We are therefore able to give you a faster, more efficient web hosting experience. This is reflected in the fact that our hosting provider leads the Top Hosting Sites category at the Web Hosting Awards 2017.