Storage Types and Upgrading – Why it Matters

The changing landscape of computer storage has made incredible progress in the last decade. The spinning Hard Disk Drives (HDD) have been consistently outperformed by the much faster and now affordable Solid State Drives (SSD). SSDs also have their smaller counterparts, Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe), that offers a variety of different interfaces / form factors, including M.2. NVMe flash memory technology is incredibly fast and now affordable enough to penetrate the consumer market.

What Storage Solution is Right For You?
Understanding the ins and outs of upgrading your storage can be confusing and we are here to help.

HDD vs SSD vs NVMe vs M.2


1. Large Capacity
2. Easily Upgraded
3. Proven Technology
4. Less Expensive


1. Faster Than HDDs
2. Less Power Usage
3. More Durable
4. Wide Range of Form Factors


1. Superior Storage
2. Superior Speed
3. Superior Compatibility


1. Smaller Size
2. Large Capacity
3. Blazing Speeds
4. Supports PCIe, SATA, USB 3.0, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

1. Relies on Moving Parts
2. Heavy Power Consumption
3. Creates Heat and Noise
4. Slower Speeds

1. Less Storage Capacity than HDDS
2. More Expensive Than HDDs
3. Data Recovery Can Be Difficult if it Fails

1. Older Systems Do Not Support Legacy NVMe
2. Overall Price Point
3. Not Cost Effective to Store Large Volumes of Data

1. Expensive and Lack Universality

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