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FRAK, well I'm gonna manage my 1.5 TB space till then.
I dunno what y'all are on abotu on SSDs.
Decently priced ones are just 120gB, meaning you can only install several programs and your OS and its not like you can install steam on there because Steam games eat up space. So what kind of benefits can you get from SSDs? and correct me if I am wrong please...I would like to get one but at the limited space, I just don't see how they are worth it

Guarantee you that people saying they're buying SSD's for storage are full of it. wink.gif

Even at today's prices, HDD's make more sense than SSD's for storage.

A 256GB SSD is $200+, a 512GB SSD is $400+.

This Samsung F4 2TB is $120.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245

That's 8x the storage for $80 LESS.

Imagine installing 8 x 256GB SSD's OR 4 x 512GB SSD's in your rig, AND spending $1600 to get the same storage? rolleyes.gif
Edited by 2010rig - 6/13/12 at 2:56pm
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That's it, HDDs are dead to me. After hearing about this and about how the flood scandal was one big hoax in order to rip off consumers I refuse to buy into an industry that I knowingly would rip me off if I did so. My next rig will be all SSDs. The recent price drop in SSDs will make this painless by when I build my new rig in 2013. If I experience HDD failure on one of my 4.5 year old WD HDDs I will just have to downsize my local Steam Library.

HDDs are slow and unreliable compared to SSDs anyways. I won't be missing them.
   
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@metal

Umm, sarcasm much. LOL
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I picked up a 1TB WD Black drive for $120, seems to be only about another $20 over the recent years, yay inflation! But while total SSD storage might not yet be viable, when the 256gb SSDs start hitting that $150 price point theyre going to be hard to pass up.
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Guarantee you that people saying they're buying SSD's for storage are full of it. wink.gif
Even at today's prices, HDD's make more sense than SSD's for storage.
A 256GB SSD is $200+, a 512GB SSD is $400+.
This Samsung F4 2TB is $120.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245
That's 8x the storage for $80 LESS.
Imagine installing 8 x 256GB SSD's OR 4 x 512GB SSD's in your rig, AND spending $1600 to get the same storage? rolleyes.gif

Yeah and besides faster boot times, what else can i gain from SSDs at such a low space per price? I mean i guess programs load faster but you main files, the large files are still stuck on HDDs so whats the point of SSDs?
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Yeah and besides faster boot times, what else can i gain from SSDs at such a low space per price? I mean i guess programs load faster but you main files, the large files are still stuck on HDDs so whats the point of SSDs?

The main point of an SSD is to install your OS and your most used programs on it. It does make your computer feel faster and more snappy. Photoshop for example loads in 2 seconds, while on an HDD it took 20 - 30 seconds.

Storage is way more economical on HDD's even at today's prices.

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Guarantee you that people saying they're buying SSD's for storage are full of it. wink.gif

Even at today's prices, HDD's make more sense than SSD's for storage.

I have gone 100% SSD on all my computers and even my externals are M4s with SATA3 to UBS3 conversions. The only catch is now I am looking at making a media server which will be HDD due to the 50+TB requirement. While having 1200 in SSDs, 50TB would cost me 50k and thats a bit out of reach lol.
    
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I have gone 100% SSD on all my computers and even my externals are M4s with SATA3 to UBS3 conversions. The only catch is now I am looking at making a media server which will be HDD due to the 50+TB requirement. While having 1200 in SSDs, 50TB would cost me 50k and thats a bit out of reach lol.

My sig rig has 4TB of storage, with an 80GB SSD. I probably spent as much as you did, but you only have 512GB storage.

For you to have 4TB storage with SSD's, it would cost: $3200.

See my post above yours, I do NEED that much space, I couldn't get by with 512GB.
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My sig rig has 4TB of storage, with an 80GB SSD. I probably spent as much as you did, but you only have 512GB storage.
For you to have 4TB storage with SSD's, it would cost: $3200.
See my post above yours, I do NEED that much space, I couldn't get by with 512GB.

Note: This is all in my experience with helping tech a few hundred peoples systems. This may not relate to a lot of people on this site as most here tend to know their way around computers.

Its more want than need. Simply maintaining the physically media library would eliminate the need for the storage. The media streaming capability is simply a bonus too since I need a server for other functions. Maintaining a DVD quality would even further reduce the need, but I would like 1080p. In the past, the most space I have ever used on any HDD was only 250GB and the included a good deal of music.

With the exception of people taking and keeping way too many photos, most people never exceed 500Gb to 1TB. Only other real exceptions are loseless music (which most people have highly compressed) or videos. In terms of programs and basic docs (word, excel, pdf....), most people exist under 256GB. Most requirement above those limitations, barring the media exceptions listed above, are for business use. Sure, if you bring work home (photoshop, cad, etc) that may cause the excess. Remove the work stuff and your back at a reasonable level.
    
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Note: This is all in my experience with helping tech a few hundred peoples systems. This may not relate to a lot of people on this site as most here tend to know their way around computers.
Its more want than need. Simply maintaining the physically media library would eliminate the need for the storage. The media streaming capability is simply a bonus too since I need a server for other functions. Maintaining a DVD quality would even further reduce the need, but I would like 1080p. In the past, the most space I have ever used on any HDD was only 250GB and the included a good deal of music.
With the exception of people taking and keeping way too many photos, most people never exceed 500Gb to 1TB. Only other real exceptions are loseless music (which most people have highly compressed) or videos. In terms of programs and basic docs (word, excel, pdf....), most people exist under 256GB. Most requirement above those limitations, barring the media exceptions listed above, are for business use. Sure, if you bring work home (photoshop, cad, etc) that may cause the excess. Remove the work stuff and your back at a reasonable level.

But again, I can't see spending $400 for a 512GB SSD being a wise decision.

If we're talking "average users" especially, wouldn't they be better off with a 1TB HDD and saving $300 on their build?

Until the price of SSD's goes down dramatically, I don't see them being a viable storage option.

Keep in mind I paid $229 for my 80GB SSD 2 years ago, and have no regrets as my SSD is used as an OS drive, with HDD's for storage.

SSD's are pretty much $1 / 1GB now, while HDD's are closer to $1 / 10GB. Even at the current inflated prices.

Go with this $100 1TB ( $1 / 10GB )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

OR,go with this 2TB F4 ( $1 / 16.66 GB )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245

If I was helping a friend build a computer today, I'd get them a $100 SSD for the OS, and the 2TB F4 for $120 their total would be $220.

There's no way would I recommend them a $400 512GB SSD or $200 256GB SSD.
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