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I am wondering what the difference between HDD and SSD storage on a laptop. Which is better for a computer programmer/technician program? I get confused about which is better when choosing laptops. 

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For longevity, a decent modern SSD is good enough that you can safely use it for long periods of time, even under heavy write conditions. But that may also depend on your budget too.

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An SSD is more expensive and better in pretty much every way.

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8 minutes ago, Jan975 said:

I am wondering what the difference between HDD and SSD storage on a laptop. Which is better for a computer programmer/technician program? I get confused about which is better when choosing laptops. 

 

So what is HDD and SSD

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Just now, Jan975 said:

So what is HDD and SSD

HDD (Hard disk drive) or more commonly known as a "hard drive" uses an arm and a spinning disk to write and read data, its been around for ages and is really cheap for large capacities. In a laptop they can fail easily if the laptop is dropped while the drive is running.

 

SSD (Solid state drive) is a more expensive type of flash storage, similar to what you would find on a USB stick but a lot faster. They come in smaller capacities for the same price though, but unlike a HDD they will survive a drop :P

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23 minutes ago, Jan975 said:

So what is HDD and SSD

 

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