You’ve just replaced the SATA hard drive in your desktop PC with an SSD. Which of these changes should you expect? Pick two.
A) Access to your data should be faster than the hard drive
B) The SSD should require more defragmentation than the hard drive
C) The SSD should make as much noise as your hard drive when accessing data
D) The SSD should have very similar motherboard connections as the existing hard drive interface
E) You data will look brighter, with the fresh smell of lilacs
The answer: A) Access to your data should be faster than the hard drive, and D) The SSD should have very similar motherboard connections as the existing hard drive interface
Solid-state drives are memory-based, so there are no moving parts to slow down the computer or to make additional noise. Most SSDs are SATA connected and do not require any defragmentation. Since writes are limited, most operating systems are smart enough to avoid using unnecessary writes to an SSD.
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