We're delighted to announce that a new set of Business grade SSD Hosting plans have been added to Connect 2u2 Hosting. SSD Hosting Plans servers are up to 9 times faster than traditional Apache servers and backed by Enterprise SSD storage for fastest websites around. We also have you covered with Daily backups which can be restored automatically from your control panels. All SSD Hosting plans are built on a reliable platform deisgned for maximum uptime.

Traditional hard drives have been with us since the explosion of personal computing in the late 1970’s & early 1980’s. During that time they have got physically smaller, exponentially bigger in terms of data capacity & much, much faster.

These days you can buy 3.5 inch hard drives with 6, 8 or even 10 Terabytes (TB) of space in a 7.2K SATA format. They are starting to fill them with helium which offers less resistance than air, but in essence they are just tinkering with a tried & tested design.

Traditional hard drives are limited mainly by their ability to read or write data to their disk platters. They way they work hasn’t changed dramatically in the last 30 or so years. They have an arm (actuator) which reads & writes data to & from a spinning disk (platter).

The speed that the disk rotates determines the speed at which data can be read or written. These days the most popular (traditional) disks used in Enterprise situations like datacentres will tend to be 7.2K, 10K or 15K (the K represents the number of thousands of rotations per minute, i.e. 7.2K = 7200 rotations per minute).

With SSD there are just no moving parts to have to deal with the data. Data is just sent (written) electronically to the storage space or retrieved (read).

The net result? SSDs are significantly faster & more reliable than their SATA or even SAS predecessors.

SSD stands for Solid State Drive. They are the latest type of computer storage device. These days you will find them in many high end desktops & laptops & they are increasingly being used in the hosting industry & by large corporations to store data within their server infrastructure. 

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Monday, August 8, 2016





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