HDD vs SDD

Since I’ve been working with virtual machines lately, my tiny Solid State Drive is filled up.  This was easily remedied by adding a traditional Hard Disk Drive.  I was surprised at how much difference there is between these two devices in terms of performance though.  Look at these benchmark results:

The green is access time.  The HDD is all over the place, probably because there is a little mechanical arm in there that has to move!

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