Originally Posted by ericeod
I started with one, then got a second for RAID 0. I then wanted TRIM (RAID doesnt support Trim yet), so I got a larger SSD to replace them and the two in RAID 0 were reallocated; one as a SSD cache disc for my Storage drive, and the other to my HTPC. I also grabbed a 128Gb Kingston for my laptop. You just aquire them over time And the older/smaller capacity drives don't have much retail with the current SSD pricing dropping so fast.
This pretty much. My first SSDs were 2x Kingston SSDNow V 40GB (rebadged Intel X25-V, circa 2009) which were both used as OS drives, one as boot drive for my primary workstation and the other for my laptop. Bought a bunch of SF-1200 and Intel X25-M G2 SSDs (depending on which one I find on sale) in 2010 for some new HTPC builds and as replacement to the Kingstons. Buying new SSDs again this year now that 200+GB models aren't prohibitively expensive anymore.
Been putting my older SSDs inside enclosures. They work very nicely as external USB drives. Much faster than a USB flash drive or HDD for the type of data I deal with (lots and lo and lots of small 1~20KB files).