(MBps). Unlike the SSD, speed is the area where they shine. Because there are no moving parts to an SSD. Rather, information is stored in microchips which make the reading and writing speed 4-7 times faster than HDD. For example, booting time on a computer equipped with an HDD is around 40-60 seconds, whereas the booting time for a computer equipped with an SSD is around 5-15 seconds. Also, when using SSD instead of HDD, the operating system, applications, games, copying and transferring files become much faster and more responsive. Another difference between the two types of drives is cost. It is important for people who are looking for a new computer to consider the type of storage drive because it can affect the overall price of the computer. HDD are cheaper than SSD because they have been in the market for a long time and their technology is more established. The average price for HDD is around 0.03-0.07$ per gigabyte. Conversely, the SSD are more expensive because their technology is still new. The average price for SSD is around 0.13-0.20$ per gigabyte. Another example, When buying a new laptop expect to pay 100-200$ more to upgrade the storage drive from HDD to SSD. Though the price gap is closing between the HDD and the very lowest-end SSD, this extra
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