RAM vs. SSD: What are the Differences?

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Let’s look at the history of these two memory types and how they differ.

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RAM stands for random Access Memory and it’s a type of volatile flash memory that your computer uses to store session-specific application data and files.

What is RAM?

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An SSD is a type of computer hard disk that uses flash memory to store permanent files and information that you want to access offline.

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What is an SSD?

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Adding more RAM does not make your computer faster. It only increases the amount of data the computer can store and access.

Does more RAM make your computer faster?

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You’ll see an immediate speed boost when switching from an HDD to an SSD. Further upgrades require knowledge of SSD components and their functionality.

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Does installing an SSD make your computer faster?

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No computer component is entirely fail-safe. However, SSDs have a publishable and verifiable lifespan that can be produced and reproduced in empirical testing easily.

Are SSDs fail-safe?

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So, you’ll be able to tell when your SSD needs to be replaced very easily.

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