When it comes to processing data, read/write and transfer speed always matter. From hard drives to solid-state drives, various storage drives are available with quick transfer speeds, but which are the fastest? Transfer speeds as fast as 2Gbps is possible, but only if you get the right devices.
Let’s look at some of the fastest drives available in the market.
5 Fastest Capacity Drives Available Today
SSDs (Solid State Drives) are among the fastest drives out there today. On average, SSDs offer a data transfer speed of 1200Mbps and a read/write speed of 550Mbps. The maximum speed ever recorded in SSDs is 3100Mbps at a bandwidth of 5000Mbps. If an admin has enough budget, a solid-state drive is the best option.
Hard Disk Drive
A hard drive may not deliver high speed like an SSD, but it is efficient enough to meet daily needs. With a spinning disk, an HDD can transfer at an average transfer speed of 160Mbps. Meanwhile, a 7200RPM HDD can deliver a transfer speed of up to 1030Mbps. HDDs are a budget-friendly option and deliver decent data transfer speed to meet the average user’s needs.
With non-volatile memory, NVMe SSD is a combination of solid-state drive and flash drive. NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express) has a dedicated communication interface for high bandwidth and transfer speed. Unlike ordinary SSD, NVMe SSD features a data transfer speed of 3500Mbps and a bandwidth of 32Gbps.
Flash drive is a USB-based storage device that uses flash memory to store data. It uses flash memory chips and features a portable design for better convenience. On average, it offers a transfer speed between 150Mbps to 250Mbps. However, a flash drive with a USB 3.0 interface can deliver a transfer rate of up to 5Gbps.
SATA SSD is another solid-state drive on the list. As the name describes, it’s an SSD with SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) interface. The SATA interface allows it to transfer data at an average speed of 600Mbps. An SSD with SATA 3.0 can deliver a transfer speed of up to 6Gbps.
While various SSDs can deliver the highest data transfer speed, they can also be more expensive than HDDs. Every storage drive has a different construction and as such provides different transfer speeds. Most admins will choose a storage drive that fits both budget and data transfer needs.
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