The HP EliteBook Folio 9480m has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. 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 across all portable PCs of this age and type.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.
We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the T420s, and the X1 both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 820 G1 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the HP Elitebook 820 (SSD).