Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 2 months ago

Can a HDD be as fast as, or faster then an SSD?

13 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favourite answer

    At times.Yes. An SSD reads very fast, much faster, but may not always write as fast as an HDD.

    That is a true fact . Writing a full storage backup can be slower on an SSD. I know. I have done it & tested it.

  • 2 months ago

    No, they are spinning disk inside the HDD, and SSD is just like a bigger sized and bigger storage and faster speed drives, they store data on chips instead of traditional disk running drives.

  • falcon
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    No, HDD  can't be faster then SSD

  • 2 months ago

    No!  A HDD (Hard Disk Drive) contains moving parts, such as the motor that spins the disk platters and the Read/Write heads, which are positioned over the area(s) of the disk where the data is stored.

    A SSD (Solid State Drive) has no moving parts.  Data is transferred electronically.

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  • 2 months ago

    SSD is faster than HDD.

  • garry
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    nope  hd's are allot slower then ram , hd transfer (7200 rpm)rate is 70 milliseconds  on a fast drive , normal hd (5200 rpm)s 90 ms , ram is 10 milliseconds 

    ram drive is better then 10 milliseconds . guess you dont know much on hd's do you .


  • 2 months ago

    Check the write-back statistics on the SSD and the HDD to which you are comparing it.  SSDs are always slower at writeback.  If your applications involve lots of disk writes, an HDD might be slightly faster, particularly if you are not using the seek arm very much.

    Reading files (without writing them) in a side-by-side comparison, the SSD should always win.

  • 2 months ago


    HDD's primarily get killed by seek times because it's using moving parts. A SSD has minimal seek times.

    Because a HDD has moving parts it can never be as fast as a SSD. You can throw 4 good HDD's in RAID 0 and that will make it faster but it will never be as fast as a single SSD. 

  • 2 months ago


    SSD is faster than HDD

  • 2 months ago

    I would say impossible because there is zero mechanical movement with SSD and the fastest HDD still has rotational delay and latency.

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