Solid State Drives are identical to ordinary hard drives in terms of specification and definition of interfaces, functionality and usage, as well as in terms of product form factor and dimensions.
Solid State Drive (SolidStateDisk or SolidStateDrive, abbreviated as SSD), commonly known as solid state hard disk, solid state hard disk is an array of solid-state electronic storage chips and made of hard disk, because the solid capacitors in Taiwanese English called Solid and named. SSD by the control unit and storage unit (FLASH chip. DRAM chip), SSD consists of a control unit and a storage unit (FLASH chip, DRAM chip). It is widely used in military, automotive, industrial control, video surveillance, network monitoring, network terminals, power, medical, aviation, navigation equipment and many other fields.
The operating temperature range of its chips is wide, and although the cost is high, it is gradually popularizing to the DIY market. Because SSD technology is different from traditional hard disk technology, it has given rise to a number of emerging memory manufacturers. Manufacturers can build SSDs by simply purchasing NAND memory and matching it with an appropriate control chip. The new generation of SSDs commonly use SATA-2 interface, SATA-3 interface, SAS interface, MSATA interface, PCI-E interface, NGFF interface, CFast interface, SFF-8639 interface and M.2NVME/SATA protocol.
SSD inserted in the motherboard where the installation position
1, SATA interface, speed of 6Gbps, and the general mechanical hard disk using the same interface, is a relatively common interface, directly open the chassis insert the hard disk data cable power cord can be;
2, mSATA interface, is the SATA Association developed a new interface specification, this interface Generally used in laptops, only need to be inserted diagonally into the laptop, and then press down can be;
3, M.2 interface, is tailored for ultrabook interface, mainly used to replace the mSATA interface. Generally on the motherboard there will be a corresponding interface instructions, insert can be;
4, PCI-E interface, that is, through the general independent graphics card or external devices commonly used PCI-E interface to connect, just directly into the motherboard’s PCI-E interface can be.