RAM vs. SSD: The Difference Between Memory and Storage
When it comes to computer upgrades, two pc components often confuse novice PC builders or individual gamers: RAM and SSD. Are they the same? Can RAM be used as an SSD?
While both play vital roles in the system, their functions are distinct and cannot be interchanged. This article by KingDian SSD & RAM manufacturers aims to provide simpler explanations for a clearer understanding of storage devices.
- What is RAM?
RAM, often referred to as Random Access Memory or Memory. Your computer's short-term memory, meaning it loses its data when the computer is powered off. It's role is to enable the system to quickly access the data that is currently in use. More specifically, when you open applications or software on your computer, they are loaded into the RAM, allowing the processor to swiftly access the necessary information.
- What is SSD?
SSD stands for Solid State Drive. Unlike RAM, an SSD is a long-term storage device. It stores data persistently, even when the computer is turned off. It's purpose is to enhance overall system responsiveness, reduce boot times, and accelerate application loading.
- Choosing What's Best for You
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