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.
This PC's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all PCs of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across comparable types of PC.
We compared this desktop computer to all the other SSD personal computers and we think the Lenovo P700[plb_3007701_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.