SSD vs HDD
Like a memory stick, there are no moving parts to a Solid State Drive (SSD). Rather, information is stored in microchips. Conversely, a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) uses a mechanical arm with a read/write head to move around and read information from the right location on a storage platter. This difference is what makes SSD so much faster.
For our NEW computers, you can choose whether you want a Solid State Drive or a Hard Disk Drive...
Again, the benefit to SSD is speed, the sacrifice is local storage space, but more users are beginning to move toward cloud storage solutions such as Google Drive (ask us for more info on our Google Apps for Work subscriptions).