Originally Posted by Sean Webster
So what is a HDD? Fire powered? o.0
You missed the point of what I was saying. How is data accessed from a HDD? A motor spins the platter and an arm is moved over the plates and reads the magnetic spin at certain point. The majority of the operation is mechanical, aka moving parts, thus is considered a mechanical drive. An SSD is entirely electronic, aka the movement of electricity is used to read and store data. The electricity is moved by transistors, which are known as solid state components, and thus the drive is solid state.
Originally Posted by kdon
actually transistors are switched by electricity, not the other way around...
This wasn't a dissertation on how transistors work
, but the point still standsEdited by just_nuke_em - 2/21/12 at 10:00pm