|Generally, an SSD is having an access time of 35 to 100 microseconds, which is considered to be insanely fast
|An HDD actually takes 5,000 to 10,000 seconds to access the same data which leaves far behind when it comes to access time.
|SSD’s are available almost in the same size as of their HDD’s counterparts
|HDD’s are available from 100’s of GB’s to 5 TB storage.
|No moving parts are used in SSD’s and they actually use flash memories which are more reliable in the long run
|HDD’s use magnetic platters and other moving parts to get the work done. This means, in the long run, the wear and tear will be more causing less reliance on them.
|SSD’s tends to use low power providing longer battery life for laptops
|With all of the parts required to spin the platters, the HDD uses more power than an SSD.
|With no moving parts, SSD’s are silent
|As moving parts tend to make noises, HDD’s are noisy than their younger generation.
|SSD’s are available in 2.5”, 1.8” and 1.0” making more room on a motherboard for laptops and PC’s alike.
|HDDs are usually 3.5" and 2.5" in size for desktop and laptops respectively, with no options for anything smaller.
|Since there are no moving parts, there won’t be heat dissipation increasing the life span of the device.
|With moving parts in HDD’s comes the part of heat dissipation which can slowly damage the device in the long run.
|This is the only factor where SSD looks like to have a disadvantageous factor. That is why SSD’s on PC’s have storage on GB is and not rather in TB’s
|HDD is considerably cheaper than SSD, especially for drives over 1 TB.