The Thinkstation P500 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it. Most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it 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 across all comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.
Across similar types of computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
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