To explain further, an article from http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/solid-state-drives-vs-hard-disk-drives/
Installing a solid-state drive (SSD), also known as a solid-state disk, into your machine can radically ramp up its speed and reliability. What makes an SSD superior to a regular hard disk drive (HDD) is its memory. In an HDD, there are constantly spinning discs that read and write data magnetically. In an SSD, however, the memory doesn’t move. SSDs, instead, use a motionless technology called NAND flash memory to read and write. Notably, a computer takes a lot less time to hunt and gather data from an SSD because it’s able to find data just as quickly, no matter where it is in the memory. Meanwhile, a machine must search everywhere in an HDD to find a specific block of information, as the data block’s fragments may be spread across different locations. In fact, an SSD purposefully stores data in different spots to cleverly avoid wear and tear – but this never affects efficiency.
I have installed DIII on both types of drives to see for myself if there is a difference. On my machine I did not notice any appreciable difference.
i5 - 3570K
16 GB RAM
Win 7 x64
1 TB, 7200 RPM Seagate 6 Gb/s SATA drive
OCZ 60 GB Vertex3 SSD (bought on sale at Microcenter for 40 bucks)
Edited by DudleyDR#1613 on 2/23/2013 8:27 AM PST
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