Imagine when copying and obtaining data on flash or thumb drives first appeared on the scene, and how this new technology was a trend, as it has been today. The capacity and faster access time, for all these forces, grew tremendously with leaps and bounds. Hackers’ readily stored malicious executables on such drives that jeopardized large networks inclusive of desire, man, and even government agencies. Lots of the high-end businesses and companies started blocking all the universal serial bus interfaces on all their systems for legitimate security reasons. Times change, and solid state drives or SSDs emerged linking via SATA port, which for the most part, stayed inner and secured in steel cases that assist with securing data. They started out small and have no spinning platters like that of a hard disk drive or HDD. The drive capacity has not improved that much on these, but they remain compact and small.
In a way, the SSD initially evolved from the PS4 Pro hard drive. There are no moving parts inside and they are comparably much like obtaining volatile random access memory, which can be done fast and quietly without the whirr of the piled metallic discs and hyperactive movement of their read-write heads of a hard drive. The only difference is that the memory access from a SSD is non-capricious. So here I am with information technology degrees and a couple of computer credentials trying to keep up to speed, and here comes my son, who considers a genius, with no formal instruction such as I have. He completed a gaming computer construct where a reboot back to a functioning background takes less than 30 seconds by means of a SSD. I stood there with my mouth wide open and in amazement. Needless to say, we are partners in an information technology business and starting out, but mentioned, those born into tech with a smart phone in hand appear to get it suitably and quicker, than older school techs like me.
Thinking of those new drives and the larger picture, I envision a rack mounted server unit with long rows of compact, small, and superfast access SSDs thus forming smaller yet more powerful data centers all over the world. Futuristic as it might look, sharing information is coming to supersonic speeds.