Until recently, buyers of servers had very little choice for what kind of file storage they received. Now, you can configure your server with either an HDD, SSD, or in some cases both.
A solid state drive is a storage device that uses integrated assemblies of circuit as memory to store data. When compared to electro-mechanical storage disks, solid state drives are more resistant to physical shock (due to no moving parts), have lower access time, run silently, and have higher read/write speeds. This results in a drive that is very reliable, but also extremely fast compared to mechanical HDDs – it’s a win win situation.
Though they have a higher price compared to HDD, solid state drives offer long term reliability, lower power usage and impact on the environment, and greater productivity with high read/write operations.