Your solid-state drive sits there in silence. It's sleek. Elegant. More than a little mysterious.The hard drive it replaced was easy to understand: A soft hum assured you that its platters were spinning. A quiet mechanical click informed you of its read/write operations. You'd groom it with the occasional defrag. Times were good.
SSDs may seem exotic and mysterious, and they're still pretty expensive. But they have significant performance advantages over traditional mechanical hard drives. Now that you know their secrets, you can shop smarter for these sleek storage devices and take the best care of the one you bring home.