HDD Vs. SSD? As technology continues to advance, this question will stay relevant. The answer will entirely depend on precisely what you are using your computer for and how you would like the computer to perform the task. We will discuss the most significant differences between HDD Vs. SSD.

An HDD, Hard Disk Drive, is a file management system that houses your computer’s data. The job of the HDD is not only to store all of your data but allow the computer to have access to and use those files. The HDD is the driving force of how fast your computer can open and access files located on the drive. The speed at which a computer can complete tasks is based primarily on the drive speed.

The SSD, Solid State Drive, is the newest version of the standardized HDD. An SSD is, on average, about 6x as fast as a standard HDD. The most significant contributor to making it this much faster is no moving parts within an SSD. As the name suggests, an SSD is built on the principle of being a solid data collection center compared to an HDD with a spinning drive.

As you might have guessed, an SSD is a much better option for modern computers. A standard HDD is an excellent option for a scratch drive, a drive used as backup storage, or a place to put files while working on them. Using the SSD as your primary drive will drastically increase your open and close speeds and read and write times.

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Onboard Graphics Vs. Graphics Card

Onboard Graphics Vs. Graphics Card

Graphics are an essential part of how a computer operates. Graphics processing, whether onboard or dedicated card, allows the computer to process information and display it on the monitor, depending on the specification of the data. The quality of the displayed images depends entirely on how much information the graphics processing allows. We will discuss the difference between onboard graphics and a dedicated graphics card.

Onboard graphics, or Integrated Graphics, are graphics where the GPU and the CPU are located inside the same chip. This configuration allows the CPU and the GPU, Graphics Processing Unit, to work together in tandem. However, this puts a fair amount of unnecessary stress on the single chip.

A dedicated graphics card is entirely separate from the CPU on the computer. The graphics card plugs directly into the computer’s motherboard and is solely responsible for handling the GPU. Also, most modern graphics cards have their own internal memory capabilities. A graphics card will take all the unnecessary stress off the CPU and split the task into two separate parts.

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