Originally Posted by Brutuz
What purpose does everyone in this topic have for a 1TB SSD that cannot be accomplished by a 128GB or 256GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, and also greatly benefits from the SSD space?
I have two purposes atm and am sure given the time to use one I could come up with more (just like I already have at least 2 good legit uses for a gigabit ISP connection whenever someone says there is no purpose in one).
For me the first one would be laptop or netbook use. Currently I own a netbook that is perfect in size for my purposes. The single major drawback is storage, with a small SSD the netbook flies (even though by hardware standards it may be underpowered for most things it is perfect for what we use it for, internet access on the road and as a portable Media Center Machine). Having a small SSD requires carrying a separate portable HDD for storage. Whilst a 1TB SSD would reduce bulk and keep the snappiness. If you have ever traveled with a wife and kids who are less tech literate than you and who view computers as appliances (aka they should just work and require no extra effort or thought) you may understand why the less complexity the better. So having SSD AND storage together in one is better for my purposes.
The second use - the majority of the games I play on my mechanical drives on my home PC load large amounts of information off the hard drive regularly throughout game play. Although setting up mechanical drives in RAID 0 assist to a fair degree it wouldnt be able to match a single SSD in thoroughput and in the ability to create a simpler environment where the mechanical drives could better be used for backups.
For me I love the idea, currently though the cost is more than I am interested in, but definitely look forward to it!