Hosting providers provide their all plans with two data storage systems, HDD and SSD. Some customers buy these plans without knowing what these are and how these actually work.
Here we will tell you about the basic differences between SSD and Tradisional HDD. To say, they both work the same thing but in different ways that’s how their performance differs from each other.
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We are telling about CDN services because CDN uses SSD over Tradisional HDD to store data. Not only CDN, any cloud hosting services like Google Cloud, Amazon AWS or IBM Cloud, use SSD over HDD as their storage system. So how does it improve your website performance.
As far as CDN hardware optimizations are concerned, a substantial benefit comes from the use of solid-state hard drives (SSD) over traditional hard disk drives (HDD); solid-state drives can open files up to 30% faster than the traditional hard disk drive and are more resilient and reliable.
Akin to a record player, a traditional hard disk drive consists of a spinning circular metal disc with a magnetic coating that stores data. A read/write head on an arm accesses information when the disc spins underneath it. This process is mechanical, and is affected by how fast the disc spins. With the advent of solid-state drives, the older model of hard drives has become less commonly used, though they’re still produced today and are in wide circulation in many computer systems.
A solid-state drive (SSD) is also a form of persistent storage, but functions much more similarly to USB thumb drives or the memory cards commonly found in devices like digital cameras; there are no moving parts. If a regular hard disk is spinning and the system is jostled, the HDD may skip, resulting in read/write errors and potential downtime.
Another important SSD benefit is in accessing fragmented files. File fragmentation is a situation where parts of a file are in different locations across the disk, resulting in slower access for HDD drives. Because a SSD can access non-contiguous memory locations efficiently, fragmentation is not a threat to performance.
Apart from using SSD over HDD, a CDN works in each and every way to optimize your website so that your visitors and you can enjoy the web services fluidly.