Can you compare SSDs vs. hard disk drives (HDD)?
SSDs, also known as solid state disks or solid state drives, are storage devices that use silicon microchips to store data electronically with no moving parts. HDDs are electromechanical storage devices that use rotating rigid platters coated with a magnetic material and read/write heads to store data.
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