They cost a bit more, but for many dedicated server users the extra cost of a solid state drive is worth it for a number of reasons. Just like the name implies, solid state drives have no mechanical parts. In addition to running quieter than a traditional hard drive, this feature gives them the added advantage of not having any moving parts that can fail. They also are quite a bit faster on startup and when seaking data. Solid State Drives (sometimes abbreviated to SSD) don't require any special cooling and only use about a half to a third of a hard disk drive. Over the long term this power savings will more than make up for the initial added cost to upgrade from a SATA, SAS, or SCSI hard drive. PingPipe now offers solid state drives as an option on most of our single processor dedicated servers, visit PingPipe.com to order yours today, our knowledgeable support team is always always available to answer your questions or help you custom configure your new dedicated server.