The Flex 10 has an HDD storage media which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage media. 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.
This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 10.
Across similar types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.
Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] (SSD and higher rated).