Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AddisonRiley23, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2012
    Can someone explain what SSD is to me in a way that i can understand it?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    Simply stated, it is a Solid State Drive. It doesn't spin like a traditional hard drive. The read and write times are generally much better than a standard hard drive. They make everyday tasks much snappier and draw less power(for the most part). The cost per GB is higher, but the performance benefit is worth it IMO.

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