> An SSD uses less power(2-3 watts) than an HDD(6-7 watts) giving your laptop upto a 30-minute additional battery boost. > An SSD is marginally more expensive than an HDD for the same amount of data > Currently the maximum size of SSD available in the market is not more than 1TB while for HDD it is around 6TB. > The operating system boot up very fast say in 10-13 seconds when using the SSD when compared to the 30-40 seconds of the HDD. > Due to there being no moving parts inside no noise or heat is produced by SSD when compared to the HDD > Copy/Write speed is very high for SSDs. It can go from 200MB/s to up to 550MB/s for high-end devices. For HDDs, the range is between 50-120MB/s > File Copy / Write Speed Generally above 200 MB/s and up to 550 MB/s for cutting edge drives The range can be anywhere from 50 – 120MB / s. Similarly, the file opening speed for an SSD is also said to be 30% faster than an HDD > Lastly the SSD is safe from any effects of magnetism while for the HDD magnets can erase data.