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What’s a solid-state drive and which one should I buy?

Solid-state drives store data on chips, not magnetic media, and that makes all the difference.
Portable, reliable storage.
Portable, reliable storage. (Amazon/)

Solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HHDs) both store data, but SSDs use semiconductor chips rather than a series of magnetic disks. The lack of moving parts can make SSDs more resistant to drops––though we

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