SATA Solid State vs. Solid State?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by haddad, Mar 6, 2012.

Mar 6, 2012
  1. haddad
    OP

    Member haddad GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,519
    Country:
    Canada
    What is the difference between these 2 (excluding the disk size)? Are they not both solid state?


    500GB Solid State Drive SATA hard drive (7200RPM)

    256GB Solid State hard drive
     
  2. Ritsuki

    Member Ritsuki ORAORAORAORA

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,218
    Country:
    Switzerland
    I would say nothing, since SATA is a connector and I think (not sure) that all SSD are connected through SATA. The price can vary because a lot of things like others characteristics (I saw some 256 GB SSD for something like 700-800$)

    But again, I'm not totally sure, so you might want to wait somebody else's answer :)
     
  3. moose3

    Member moose3 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    223
    Location:
    NC
    Country:
    United States
    If it says 7200 RPM then it's not a true solid state drive since that is a reference to the spindle speed of the HDD platters. It might be one of the hybrid drives which has a small SSD chunk it uses for faster caching of commonly accessed data I just looked it up, I'm guessing you are looking at a seagate momentus XT as that 500GB drive? It has 4 GB of SSD and 500GB of HDD, where as that other one is a full 256 GB of solid state goodness.

    But look at the other SSD topic, unless you have the cash to burn, most people go with 60-120GB SSD for windows and a few programs for the extra speed and performance, then a regular HDD for storage.
     
    1 person likes this.

Share This Page