Super Speed Drives! Actually, SSD stands for Solid State Drives and they are quickly replacing traditional hard drives in most users’ computers. These drives perform much faster than traditional HDDs and have been steadily decreasing in price to the point that they are a very practical replacement. If you are finding your computer sluggish and want a cost-effective upgrade, this is it. Also, if you are purchasing a new computer, be sure it has an SSD, or ask to have it upgraded at the time of purchase, you won’t regret it.