This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
There are a number of other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including the Toughbook CF-53, or the Toughbook CF-53 both from Panasonic or the Asus X75A which has a better Rating.
Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Latitude E6540 (Hybrid-HDD and higher rated), the Latitude E5540 (Hybrid-HDD and higher rated), or the Latitude E6540 (Hybrid-HDD and higher rated) all from DELL.