Originally Posted by tpi2007
The likelihood of my HDD going bad is much less than the likelihood of some of those Sandforce based SSDs start having random problems like BSODs and resume from sleep issues.
I know I'm not comparing the same likelihoods and my HDD can suffer from other types of failures, but the thing is, it is much cheaper to buy a twice as large conventional HDD, and you can take the financial loss if it goes bad when you already had it for months working fine. On the other hand, with a brand new SSD you are tempted to return it to get a new one, but they get a chance to see what data you have in the NAND chips.
I don't think the technology is mature and cheap enough that you can reasonably invest in anything else other than tried and tested brands like Intel or Crucial or Samsung.
Depends on the circumstances.
If you want some data stored long term, and can afford to spend upwards of $1/GB, an SSD would be ideal. [This scenario would be like storing an SSD of important files in a safety deposit box within a financial institution of sorts.]
SSDs are a hell of a lot more durable than HDDs. As long as you don't have firmware issues from the start, and you don't write to it heavily, it's the perfect long term storage solution. No moving parts to fail if the drive is dropped, etc.