Excerpt from: “SSD v. HDD”
What is an HDD?
Hard drive disk, or HDD, is an optical disk, like a CD, in a rectangular box. The disk spins in the box under a head or laser, that reads and writes data. It may sound simple but inside there is a lot more complicated.
A HDD is…
Unlike a microchip of an SSD, an actual hard drive can be easier to manipulate, take apart, and use.
With the data of an HDD laser burned into the disk, it gives it a more physical feel to it, compared to the SSD which is a bunch of data coed on to a silicon chip.
Currently, you can find HDDs for not bad prices, compared to SSDs, since the components are cheaper than that of an SSDs