The EliteBook 850 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 850.
The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.
We compared this laptop to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the T450[pl_2953891_price], and the T550[pl_2954049_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2871919_price] is also worth considering.
If the storage medium of this HP laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] (SSD).