The Precision T1700 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most recently released medium processor core computers. Most recently released medium processor core computers have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed amongst comparable types of PC.