Originally Posted by Onions
so im in need of more then 500g of ssd space.. not untill about july but with sales going on im wondering if not is the time to jump on it. should i go with 2 256gb drives or jsut a single 512gb one. also would it even be worth it or should i jsut wait and see where priices and technology go?
You could always ask in Sean's SSD thread, which is where you'll probably get the most expert opinions.
My opinion is that a single 512 is far superior to two 256's. The larger the SSD, the better life it has thanks to an increase in overprovisioning. Additionally, when you add a second SSD, you double the failure rate. This may or may not matter to you, and if you're not running them in RAID, it probably wouldn't be a critical issue.
IMHO however, the hassle of dealing with multiple drives NOT in RAID is actually a real PITA too, and so I'm much more inclined to get a single, big SSD or HDD. Don't look at my current system for an example of that, as you won't find it.
I do have a large-ish 256GB SSD myself, but already need more than that. I should have gotten a 512 too but what's done is done. Now I'm trying to figure out if it would be better to get a second 256 or bite the bullet and go with my preferred setup, and just buy a single 512 SSD. I also need a new HDD and I'm going to get a 3TB when I upgrade that... eventually. But I digress.
For ease of use, long term stability and system longevity, I highly recommend a single 512GB SSD.