Last edited by Calico; 31 Mar 2012 at 04:28.
Basically SSD is like running your entire system in RAM. At least that's how it feels to me and I'm used to fast SCSI disks...
Everything dead quiet, no heat..... Switching on that aging Power Edge behemoth becomes more and more intolerable.
I will see if I can have one in this coming month.
Nobody is talking about SSDs for large amounts of data. SSDs are for the OS. Data goes on the spinners - internal or external. I still have about a dozen spinners that I use. Data space for life.
I could have gotten this thing (see my system specs) with an SSD and a 750G spinner, or two 750G spinners.
I chose the latter.
Speed isn't close to being an issue for me, although.
these drives are reasonable in that respect, IMO.
Storage space and 'room to move' is.
I'll consider an SSD when the $/GB drops, and reliability improves.
As for the reliability of spinners, I've never had one die in over 20 years, and
still run a couple of 10-15+ year-old spinners in my 'second-string' desktop box.
Not so much as a bad sector on any of them.
Just fitted a hybrid to my laptop - Seagate Momentus XT which has certainly speeded up things although whether that was due to an old spin speed HD it replaced who knows. Has breathed new life into it though so no need to upgrade that one for a while.
Aside from pros and cons. I'm going to get one SSD then be able to tell story about using it later. Worth trying I guess
I won't rush, but yeah I'm committed here.