LeTv 1s is a very impressive and powerful phone at a killer price point

When I first saw the ads on leading news papers on LeTV 1S for the price of RS10,999, the first look was impressive and premium, cost wow. The configuration – super impressive at the price point it was being offered. When I got my hands on the device, I must say its quite impressive . Here comes another OEM who has created another impressive device with a powerful chip set and hardware combined with the most popular Android platform. I think users of LETV will like the phone a lot.

LeTv Display

Here are the phone features :
– Dual Sim, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi ( Micro and Nano Sims)
– Octa Core, 2.2 GHz Processor
– 3 GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt
– 3000 mAH Battery
– 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 px display
– 13 MP Camera with flash
– Memory Card Not Supported
– Android, v5.1
– Fast fingerprint sensor
– Decent camera

Letv 1

This will definitely challenge the likes of Apple ( I am an apple user myself) , have been playing with many devices for a long time and I think LeTv has done a good job with the specs and the aggressive pricing.

First look at what the phone package consists of :
It consists of the
-LeTv device
-The charger
Documentation on how to use the device
– Pin to insert the sim.


Have been using the phone for a while now and am enjoying it so far. I am a heavy user and have already installed close to 100+ apps on the device already , processing speed is good, the battery back up is fine. While I have heard the battery heats up, but I have not experienced it so far.

That MT6795 chipset is really a beast. In Antutu it scores over 51,000 points and in real life the processor just eats every task up in its stride. With 3GB RAM there is enough memory there for running multiple tasks. Display is big and touch is fast.

Camera quality is descent , it needs some more work for sure.

Will be using the phone for a few days more and will come back with a more detailed review. So far so good  and am impressed.


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Samsung Galaxy A9 – The Gigantic Phablet with 6-Inch Display and Massive Battery!

Samsung Galaxy A9

It is evident from the latest releases of smartphones that many flagship phones have stopped increasing the size of the smartphone at 5.5 inches. But here is one Samsung beast that manages to top that. Huge devices are trending as of now owing the advent of tablets and the crossover phablets everywhere. One should mention here that the smartphone market is actually veering the newest biggest device.

Enter Samsung’s new A series avatar. Samsung launched its latest smartphone in the Galaxy A series with the gigantic Galaxy A9 in China. The tech giant revealed one of the first 6-inch phablets that will sport a tremendous 4000 MaH battery to match its size. Galaxy A9 will feature support for Android 5.1.1 with powerful innards compared to any of the A-series phones.

The dual-SIM dual-standby phone sports a metal frame and a glass body design just like Galaxy Note 5. With its 6-inch full-HD Super Amoled display and a smart 2.5D curved glass, the phone features a pixel density of 367 ppi. The phone also sports a very thin 2.4-mm display bezel.

The Inside Out

  • The Galaxy A9 sports a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC which clocks 1.8GHz, along with Adreno 510.
  • Galaxy A9 also features a sizeable 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage that is scalable up to 128GB.
  • It does not have a hybrid dual-SIM slot.
  • On the camera front, it is loaded with a smart 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera which also includes LED flash, a powerful f/1.9 aperture, and an even rare optical image stabilisation (OIS). This allows the clickers to maintain a steady line of pictures.
  • The front facing cam has a 8-megapixel capability and even possesses varied modes such as wide selfie mode and self-portrait mode. The camera can be activated by double pressing the home button which also extends support to Samsung Pay. Now camera accessibility will not be a hassle in any way.

The Powerful Battery in a Slim Body

Samsung Galaxy A9

Samsung Galaxy A9 has a powerful 4000mAh battery that supports a technology for charging called the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. Galaxy A7 on the other hand features a 3300mAh battery. Samsung A9 also includes Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi under the hood. In spite of all running applications, Samsung A9 is making the best use of optimum silence to recreate the new tomorrow.

Following its predecessor, which is the 5.7-inch Galaxy A8, Samsung A9 is a slim and elegant smartphone, with specifications that even match the Galaxy S line of devices.

Not one phone can actually be the best in all manners. It is important to make a lasting impression with the phone in hand.


Despite Samsung A9 launched in China exclusive, it is expected to go on floors in other countries in the near future. It is coming in close competition to Google Nexus 6P and even the trendy bestselling Apple iPhone 6S Plus. The choices might be limited but its own Galaxy Note 5 is going to be in loggerheads for the largest smartphone.

Most of the smartphones are now featuring 5 to 5.5-inch screens, Samsung is hence hoping to grab the share for bigger phablets for which there is a strong crowd for, like the Galaxy A9. The important improvements have hence driven the phone amidst the hoopla around Samsung Galaxy S6, which is in itself going great guns.

The enormous 4,000mAh battery is a huge plus for the smartphone since it would extend the phone’s battery life beyond the regular day that most smartphones can.

Round-up of Specifications

  • Octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, incredible 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of scalable storage up to 128GB.
  • 13-megapixel camera and a 8-megapixel selfie cam.
  • Runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
  • Fingerprint scanner and Samsung Pay support.
  • Glass and metal case that’s is 0.29 inches thin.

The phone will be available in varied colours including White, Gold, and Pink colours. The product is expected to be kept in shelves until and unless it can infuse some energy on a positive note.

Our Verdict

Samsung’s latest A series phone is a slight departure than the extremely sleek A8, since this model features a tremendous screen and a smart monstrous battery capacity to match its credentials.

The massive 6-inch screen with curved 2.5D edges featuring a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor is great even by S6 standards. The 0.3 inch-thick aluminum frame is its best attribute though the monstrous 4,000 mAh battery will drive the phone for more than a day.

All in, here is a decent phone from Samsung that will need big pockets for safekeeping especially within cargos instead of jeans. No details on pricing and availability has been conveyed until now.

Author Bio

Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps. He is an iPhone Game Developer, with acute knowledge of Mobile App Design and User Experience Design. His vision is to become the best mobile development company, which can transform people’s idea into fully functional application at a very affordable price.

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Top 10 iPad Pro Features that Make it the best Tablet Ever!

iPad Pro

Apple’s new tablet – the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the biggest avatar of the revered iPad although the sale numbers have diminished year on year. Apple is expecting the new iPad Pro to actually push the tablet segment in the PC world with the introducing of some amazing features that many mobile workers and professionals will find useful.

Here are the top 10 iPad Pro Features that push the envelope in more ways than one:

#1. Biggest Screen Ever!

iPad Pro has an overly large display with 12.9″ screen. But while using it, one can assure anyone that it is highly recommended over the previous 9.7″ iPad and might in turn replace the Macbook in due course of time too.

#2. Amazing Resolution

Boasting of the most advanced display of all Apple products, iPad Pro packs a punch with its 12.9-inch Retina display that features a mind-boggling 2,732 x 2,048 pixels in display resolution and a modest 265 ppi pixel density. The Retina Macbooks might have more pixel density though.

#3. Multitasking Features

iPad Pro supports multitasking features similar to all other Apple devices that are run on iOS 9. But with the incredible screen, users have an advantage with the new Split View, and the beautiful Picture in Picture option. Also the Slide Over option gives users some room to work on with the space being optimized for productivity and multiple tasks to be done at a time.

#4. Apple Pencil

Apple Pencil

Apple’s new iPad stylus, Apple Pencil, is tremendously feature-rich and the best among all styluses. It is great for writing notes and even useful for sketching and drawing. The Notes app, Procreate, and other apps support the fantastic pressure- and orientation-sensitive stylus as it has perfected the analogies of handwriting and use of other tools. Although it is not battery-rich, it is good enough.

The Pencil is packed with sensors that can sense on the pressure being exerted and how hard one pushes it. It even detects the angle in which users press the tip to the screen which is aimed for the artists and the creatives. Pressing the Pencil hard will result in much deeper, darker lines on the iPad Pro while gentler presses will create lighter strokes. It is charged an extra $99, on the top of the pricey entry-level iPad Pro.

#5. The Right Stand/Case

Holding the 12.9″ tablet might be a hassle especially for extended periods of time. With Just Mobile’s Encore, working with the iPad Pro is a breeze. Urban Armor Gear’s Composite Case is one of the best stands/ cases to carry the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil together. The tablet experience gets much better with the pairing. One can even get a Logitech Create Keyboard especially if you are concerned with long-form typing on the device.

#6. Getting Updated Apps

With multiple updated iPad Pro apps ready, users will be in for a ride since the experience with several tailored apps with the resolution support, and other features is hugely welcome. Some apps provide support to certain functionalities like the split-screen functionality too. Various third party apps along with updates are available for the iPad Pro including the Reeder 3 and Tweetbot 4. One can expect Facebook and YouTube updates soon with the required tweaks.

#7. Bigger But Lighter

It is the biggest iPad to date, but it is incredibly lighter and thinner than even the first iPad in 2010. The display takes up 78 percent of the real estate and that is much more than what it was on the 9.7-inch iPad. But being just 6.9 mm thick as the newest iPhones, it is a lightweight, portable mobile tablet that is set to rule.

#8. Smart Keyboard Option

iPad Pro also includes a Smart Keyboard that is a foldable keyboard that can be connected to the iPad Pro via the Smart Connector, a new technology that is proposed by Apple. The keyboard is similar to Surface line keyboards but this does not include a Bluetooth connection. It is available for $169 extra other than the iPad Pro.

#9. Excellent Sound Quality

Most electronics makers are not keen on making outstanding speakers and hence most gadgets do not pay heed to sound. Apple is diligent in its design and hence it does not overlook the audio quality in any way. Apple has fitted four front-facing speakers in the iPad Pro for magnificent sound results. The speakers can balance the sound from both directional speakers especially when the orientation of the tablet shifts from landscape to portrait mode and vice versa.

#10. Powerful Inbuilt Hardware

The iPad Pro is not only big on its exterior but also in its interior. It includes Apple’s newest chip, the 64-bit A9X, which is powerful in delivering performance reminiscent of a desktop and capable of providing double power than the A8X chip which was supported by iPad Air 2. With 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB / 128 GB storage, iPad Pro will not be able to push the PCs out of the competition but the future still holds promise.

Author Bio

Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing android mobile app development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.

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OTT TV Market to generate $32bn in Subscription Revenues by 2019 – Juniper Research


juniperAccording to a recent report by Juniper Research, subscriptions from ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) TV providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime will generate $31.6 billion by 2019, up from just under $8 billion in 2014.

The report shows that continued growth in the established markets of West Europe and North America, along with the emergence of key OTT players in the Far East and Asia Pacific, will bring a surge in the uptake of OTT subscriptions over the next four years.

The report showed that OTT services are seeing a rapid uptake by consumers who want to view content, when and where it suits them. The report argued that traditional broadcasters are facing increased competition as more services go over-the-top of pay TV incumbents, allowing distributors such as Sling TV to provide customers with a cheaper, tailored alternative to cable TV, driving the trend for ‘cord-cutting’.

Though Netflix and YouTube have launched 4K (ultra-high definition) services, the adoption of 4K content has been slow thus far. Juniper is predicting this to change over the next 2 years. Netflix added its 4K offering to its highest priced subscription package last year, showing belief that consumers are willing to pay for higher quality content, while OTT providers are gaining recognition as being the first to supply viewers with content in this new format. Meanwhile, 4K TVs will continue to become more affordable, accelerating hardware take-up.

The report also predicted that over 84% of OTT subscriptions will be made via connected TVs by 2019. Also, IPTV revenues are set to more than double between 2014 and 2019, rewarding Network Operator’s investment in Triple and Quad-Play Services.

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Steal away laptops at awesome prices


No wonder laptops have become an indispensable part of our lives. Long gone are those days when getting a laptop from the market made you get up and check each and every retail store in your vicinity to get the best model. Today there are hundreds of online shopping sites literally that offer a wide range of laptops and that too at the most competitive prices. If you are looking to buy a laptop, amongst all the other models, the following ones are considered to be better than the rest.

HP 15-g049AU Notebook

When it comes to laptops it would be hard to ignore, HP one of the leading technology Giants. In the recent times HP has gained immense popularity in the Indian market and it has earned the reputation of providing the most advanced devices at affordable price. The latest HP 15-g049AU Notebook is one such marvelous device that comes with tons of exciting features.

Loaded with the latest Windows 8.1 this laptop also features APU Quad Core A8, along with 4 GB DDR3 RAM. This means you can now easily run multiple applications on your device with complete ease, thereby increasing your work productivity and versatility. The 15.6 inch LED Backlit widescreen along with 16:9 aspect ratios lets you enjoy exceptional visual quality.

In terms of design HP has always kept the design quite sleek for all its models that makes it look attractive. The compact size allows you to carry it easily anywhere you go. The added Kensington Lock Slot ensures more security, thereby making sure that your laptop is not stolen. Knowing the expectations of the laptop prices in India, HP has released this device at only 24,190 INR.

Apple MGX92HN/A MacBook Pro Notebook

For the stylish and the elite users, the most popular and preferred name is Apple.  The Apple MGX92HN/A MacBook Pro Notebook comes with an unmatched 2560 x 1600 pixels  LED Backlit Retina display and with IPS technology that gives maximum comfort to the eyes. As far as the performance is concerned, this laptop delivers pack in a punch, thanks to its 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, an 8 GB DDR3 RAM, a Turbo Boost option that can be up to 3.3 GHz,Intel Iris Graphics  for ensuring fluid and smooth graphics while gaming or watching videos, FaceTime HD web camera and lots of the other features that can make the list quite a big one. Coming at 119,159 INR, this astounding piece is really something to cherish for.

Lenovo Flex 2-14D Notebook

As the brand commercial says, Lenovo laptops are “for those who do.” The Lenovo Flex 2-14D Notebook is an elegantly stylish piece that is also flexible enough, literally. The easy 300 degrees flip lets you use this device as per your wish. You can use it on its classic mode for ensuring maximum productivity along with being able to use it on stand mode, with the help of the respective touch applications. The 14 inches screen along with HD LED, also provides a 1366×768 pixels resolution. The AccuType Keyboard lets you use this laptop for longer hours with complete comfort. Running on APU Quad Core A6 along with a 4 GB DDR3 RAM, this device can be an easy steal especially with a price at 32,490 INR,

Of course along with these, you can also get other trending laptops under companies like Dell, Asus, Compaq and Toshiba. Getting the right one as per your convenience back at home is seriously now easy.

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Best DSLR Cameras for Beginners


When it comes to producing high quality images, nothing beats the power of a quality digital single-lens reflex or DSLR camera. Unlike smartphones and tablets, these snappers have more advanced features that can help you capture a wide variety of images. In addition, it also gives you more freedom to manually tweak the settings so you can adapt to different situations. With these devices, you have better control and precision in comes to taking images.

There are a lot of cameras that are being sold on the market. If you are buying your very first one, you might find yourself to be overwhelmed with the choices. For budding shutterbugs, it is highly advisable that you first purchase a low-end or mid-range camera. Although they are not as extremely powerful as the ones that professional photographers use, they still have a lot of handy features that allow you to take high quality images. Check out this handy camera guide below to learn more about the top DSLR cameras that are well-suited for the neophyte shutterbugs.

1. Nikon D5300

With a price tag of $800, this is considered as one of the most expensive DSLRs for beginners. However, it’s worth the purchase because it is fully loaded with a lot of cool features. The Nikon D5300 has a built-in GPS device for adding locations to your images. This is also the first snapper from Nikon that can be connected to a Wi-Fi. This will make it easier for you to transfer photos to your mobile devices. It comes with an HDR mode, 24-megapixel format sensor, and 3.2-inch display.

2. Pentax K-50

This model features a 16.3 megapixel lens with APS-C sensor. It is also powered with Pentax’ specially designed Prime M processor. It can quickly shoot images at 6 frames per second. Its ISO sensitivity, meanwhile, is powerful enough to capture quality pictures under low-light situations. The Pentax K-50 can also record 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second.

3. Canon EOS Rebel SL1

This product is one of Canon’s slimmest and lightest cameras. However, do not be fooled by its petite design. Hidden under its robust shell are powerful specs that can more than satisfy your photography needs. It uses an 18-megapixel lens with CMOS sensor. It also has an impressive DIGIC 5 image process that produces crisp and clear photos. The ISO sensitivity can range from 100 to 12,800. This feature is useful for capturing high quality images without using your flash. The shutter speed, meanwhile, is clocked at 1/4000 per second.

If you know other DSLR cameras for inexperienced shutterbugs, feel free to post them now in the comments section!


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[Infographic] iPhone 6 Most Wanted Features: Surprising Expectations


So what’s in store for future iPhones? We can get some clues from Apple patents registered with the U.S. Trademark and Office. Apple is developing an audio jack to double as a headphone jack, plus an audio transducer that doesn’t need a grille to emit sound. That means future iPhones can be totally enclosed or water-proofed. Another patent talks about combining motion analyzer, scenery analyzer, and lockout mechanism to detect if you’re driving and disable Messages Apps. With the increasing text-induced car accidents, expect this feature sooner than later.

Yet another patent indicates that Apple is cooking an intelligent Home Page that brings up the app you need for specific scenarios like when you need to show an electronic ticket in an airport or an e-coupon at a counter. The patent uses location-based signals and tracks user data patterns like calendars, emails, notes, etc. to predict when to bring up the app.

But let’s not talk about the future; rather, let’s see what iPhone users want today.

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After Xiaomi, One Plus One planning India launch this year.

One Plus One

One Plus One India LaunchApple of China, Xiaomi launched its MI3 phone through flipkart last week. Its a fantastic phone for sure, I did manage to get to check the phone and its an exciting phone, loved it.

Another much awaited Chinese phone (invitation-only) is One Plus One, which is now planning to launch in India. I have been following this company for a while and would definitely love to lay my hands on the One Plus One.  Quite impressed with its slick design.

Internationally, it’s available at a starting price of $299 (unlocked and without contract) for the 16GB model (which comes to around Rs 18,000), while the 64GB variant is available at $349 (roughly Rs 21,500). But at the moment, the OnePlus One is only available through an invite system.

Have a look at the One Plus One video .

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The OP One sports a large 5.5-inch LTPS IPS display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution and offers a pixel density of 401ppi. The display comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and the same adaptive backlight technology that’s seen in some Sharp displays. In addition, the phone is one of the few to have 3GB of RAM and is powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5GHz with Adreno 330 GPU. There’s a a 13-megapixel rear IMX214 sensor with a six-lens array and f/2.0 aperture that boasts quick shutter speed of only 0.3-seconds. It also comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. There’s no microSD card slot in the phone, so you are stuck with the 16 or 64 GB onboard storage.

Software wise, the One features a customised version of CyanogenMod ROM called CM 11S. It’s not unlike CM we know from custom ROMs but with some specific new features for this phone. The software is based on Android 4.4 KitKat, so you are getting the latest version too. Connectivity are top of the line; users get 4G LTE (region dependent), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC functionality. And there’s a decent sounding 3100mAh non-removable battery too.


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iPhone 6: It’s Finally In Sight – We Think!


Iphone 6

Don’t tell anyone but rumour has it the iPhone 6 is going into production in China.

Of course you don’t need to tell anyone because the whole world probably now knows. It’s one of the most highly anticipated releases of all time, and it’s expected to finally hit the shelves in mid-September.

September 19th to be precise. And whilst we’re all extremely excited by the release, what do we actually expect? Bloggers, experts, and well pretty much everyone have conflicting stories as to what’s going to be going on inside the next-gen Apple.

We’ve seen plenty of mock-ups, and heard plenty more rumours, so we think it’s about time to give a conclusive round-up to figure out exactly what we’re going to get this autumn.

Two Sizes

It seems pretty certain that Apple is going to tap into the phablet market, managing to squeeze a size in between the iPhone and iPad Mini. A 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch device is expected to drop, competing with the larger phones such as the Samsung Galaxy range, as we continually ask our devices to do more and more for us.

Improved Battery Life

If there’s been one criticism of Apple’s range over the last few years, it’s the battery life. Draining quicker than a sieve, it’s been impossible to spend hours on the likes of Football Manager or long sessions in Royal Vegas Canada, but with a new A8 processor, expecting to focus more on being more efficient than the A7 rather than faster we could see the problem finally solved.

Shock Proof Housing

Smashing your phone running down stairs or in a bar after one too many in the pub could be a thing of the past with liquidmetal and sapphire casing. And it’ll be certainly welcomed. Although that’s not all Apple may have up their sleeve. The California based brand is also exploring other ways to toughen up their devices, which could find their way into the 6.

A shock-absorbing bit of kit is also being discussed to be put into the next iPhone’s insides to reduce damage and keep their devices crack free.

The iWatch

Talked about more than a twerking Miley Cyrus, the iWatch is hot on the agenda and could see its release coincide with the next-gen iPhone. Wearable technology has already been introduced by Samsung and a host of other brands so Apple will want to try and corner the market sooner rather than later.

Whilst experts are suggesting it will work as a standalone device, plenty will be encouraged to sync up with smartphones and tablets, with the 6 the likely partner to walk hand in hand with it. Whether they will both come out at the same time, it’s unsure, but one thing is for certain; September can’t come around quick enough.

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SSDs are Hot and more reliable then HDD’s, have greater endurance and perform better

Brinell SDD

One of the most popular SSD website today in the market is Brinnell  which is the best external SSD and extremely fast external SSD drive which has an integrated hard drive Samsung 840 EVO and USB 3.0 interface. Premium-quality brinell products allow permanent secure storage of your data – private, and protected from external access. The low weight and compact dimensions as well as fast data transfer thanks to USB 3.0 make the brinell products comfortable to use.

A solid-state drive (SSD) also known as Solid State Disk have become the most preferred storage drive today. Although SSDs are still not cheap, they have come down in price, making them a better alternative to hard drives. SSDs today are far more reliable, have greater endurance and perform better (in some cases, two to three times better). Most of the advantages of solid-state drives over traditional hard drives are due to their ability to access data completely electronically instead of electromechanically, resulting in superior transfer speeds and mechanical ruggedness. Field failure rates indicate SSDs are significantly more reliable than HDDs. The startup time required by SSD’s are almost instantaneous whereas disk spin-up may take several seconds on HDD .

SSDs do not usually require any special cooling and can tolerate higher temperatures than HDDs. According to Seagate, ambient temperatures above 95 °F (35 °C) can shorten the life of a hard disk, and reliability will be compromised at drive temperatures above 131 °F (55 °C). Fan cooling may be required if temperatures would otherwise exceed these values. Solid state drives, essentially semiconductor memory devices mounted on a circuit board, are small and light in weight. HDDs typically have the same form factor but may be heavier. This applies for 3.5-inch drives, which typically weigh around 700 grams.
Less expensive SSDs typically have write speeds significantly lower than their read speeds. Higher performing SSDs have similar read and write speeds. Whereas HDDs generally have slightly lower write speeds than their read speeds.
There are two types of SSD’s internal  & external SSD drive. Internal SSD drives are used to achieve shorter boot-up times whereas  external SSd drives can make backups easier and faster. The external  SSD’s are more expensive in comparison but are used more and more in professional environments to avoid exposing sensitive data via the internet or cloud. There is another set of drives which is also used today called Hybrid drives or solid state hybrid drives (SSHD). It  is a combination of  the features of SSDs and HDDs in the same unit, containing a large hard disk drive and an SSD cache to improve performance of frequently accessed data


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