rpayne12 wrote:SSD means Solid State Drive. Its a much more stable drive that is highly resistant to failing.
SSD is not, to my knowledge, more resistant to failure than a standard hard drive. SSDs are popular mostly because they are dramatically faster than standard HDDs.
On the subject of failure, SSDs are less robust in one very important way...when an SSD fails, it usually fails completely and catastrophically, which makes it really important to keep good backups if your machine is solely SSD.
SSD is well worth having, IMO, because it's the greatest performance improvement available, and SSDs get cheaper all the time. But I would not purchase an SSD-equipped system on the basis of failure resistance.