A solid state drive is an electronic storage drive built on solid state architecture. These are built with NAND and NOR flash memory to store non-volatile data and dynamic random access memory (DRAM). Solid state drive and magnetic hard disk drive (HDD) share a similar purpose.
Therefore, is also known as a solid state disk or electronic disk drive.
So, It incorporates the storage technique implemented in microchip-based flash memory. Moreover, where data is electronically stored on flash memory chips. And, an entirely electronic storage device, and its physical assembly contains no mechanical objects.
A SSD has two key components:
- Flash memory: Contains storage memory.
- Controller: An embedded microprocessor that processes functions, like error correction. Data retrieval and encryption. Manages access to input/output (I/O) and read/write (R/W) operations between the SSD and host computer.