Here are a number of my illustrations showing various views of computer SSD's (Solid State Drives) A Solid-State Drive is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. It is also sometimes called solid-state disk for historical reasons. SSD technology primarily uses electronic interfaces compatible with traditional block input/output (I/O) hard disk drives (HDD's), which permit simple replacements in common applications. New I/O interfaces like SATA Express and M.2 have been designed to address specific requirements of the SSD technology.
SSD's have no moving mechanical components. This distinguishes them from traditional electro-mechanical drives such as hard disk drives (HDD's) which contain spinning disks and movable read/write heads. Compared with electro-mechanical drives, SSD's are typically more resistant to physical shock, run silently, have quicker access time and lower latency.