About SSD disk: I am not quite of sure what it means; is it an extra memory?

April 29, 2016 626 views
FAQ DigitalOcean

Dears,

I am looking for a cloud hosting for my website. When I read the pricing detail, I wonder what "SSD Disk" mean. If I chose the $20/month plan, beside the 2GB memory, I would have more 40GB SSD disk? Is it correct?

Thank you,

2 Answers

SSD is your storage drive. Where you place your files. The reason this is good is that you're getting a faster drive than spindle drives -- the older drives that spin to access data.

TL;DR:
the 2GB is your RAM.
the 40GB SSD is your storage.

  • Thanks for your answer, I actually know what SSD stands for but not quite of sure about why the service offer both SSD storage and 2GB. Is it beside 2GB (cloud storage), I will have extra 40GB SSD to store my web?

SSD Disk means "Solid State Drive/Disk"

This is essentially your c: drive but rather than using a mechanical spindle that is slower. It uses memory chips (like your computer memory) to store your data.

Its faster but normally more expensive (Thus you only get 40GB of storage) rather than something like 400GB

  • Thanks for your answer, I actually know what SSD stands for but not quite of sure about why the service offer both SSD storage and 2GB. Is it beside 2GB (cloud storage), I will have extra 40GB SSD to store my web?

    • The 2Gb is your memory. the 40Gb is your harddrive.

      What you are buying is essentially a PC but online. A computer needs Ram, CPU and persistent storage (the ssd)

      • Also, you are unlikley to get 40Gb of usable storage

        Once the OS is installed you will probably get about 36Gb

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