The prime advantages of using Solid State Drives (SSD) are better speed, lower seek times, faster read / write performance. Using SSD for VPS generates much faster disk I/O performance. All of our SSD HyperV servers are equipped with High speed Solid State drives with RAID architecture.
There is a constantly evolving, wide choice of operating systems available, dependent on the server you have selected. You can install and configure the operating system and software knowing that performance has been designed to support all your applications, thanks to a low vCPU-to-core ratio and dedicated allocation of RAM.
In the same ways that there are different formats of traditional hard drives there are different types of SSDs. Some companies may be offering SSD hosting but they may be using SSDs designed for desktop or laptop use. We can not speak for other hosting companies, but you can be reassured that we will only use Enterprise Grade Solid State Drives. Currently we are using the Intel DC S3500 SSD model.
The business case for switching to SSD is compelling. If you are focused on a higher ranking in Google then it is a low cost way to help you achieve this aim. If you run a busy website or eCommerce shop then SSD will allow you to provide a far better used experience than would be the case if your website was hosted on a slower hard drive. If you run your own applications in house then the time savings that you & your customers or suppliers will achieve switching to SSD will quickly recoup any increased costs.