Originally Posted by twitchyzero
Originally Posted by ionstorm66
Yeah about that...
That drive only has my steam library, and its a 850 evo. I've got a SM951 128GB boot drive and a 500GB 840 evo for programs and stuff. All of my media is on my media server too.
OK I guess some people just insist having most or all of their steam library downloaded. In that case and still wanting all to be on SSD, then you must pay the pretty penny. Personally I don't see the appeal of having an entire steam library ready to go...but that's just me.
Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
That is a rather presumptuous claim you just made. There is no way on earth I would be able to jam everything on my computer onto a single 1 TB drive.
I don't have room for a separate NAS. I keep everything except backups on my desktop computer (my backups are on individual internal type HDDs kept stored in a drawer and my safe deposit box at my credit union; once prices drop enough, I will move my backups to SSDs and lose the HDDs).
You get the point. You don't need to jam everything on SSD. Archival stuff is fine on HDD. You don't need a NAS and can put additional drives in your system, unless you live in a 200ft apartment in Hong Kong and have a ITX system then I can understand.
The ability store data on drives that aren't susceptible to damage from physical shock is a strong incentive to swallow the higher price of SSDs (face it, drop an HDD and it's pretty much always toast). If you need to lug around a PC loaded with HDDs, the reduced weight of SSDs is also highly attractive (especially at my age and with my handicaps). The reduced amount of room to store SSD backup drives can also be huge.
Keep in mind that many people have only laptops. Being able to have impact resistance and increased storage space (affordable 2.5" HDDs are limited to 2TB) will go a long ways toward negating the higher cost of SSDs.
The amount one is able and/or willing to pay for the advantages of SSDs over HDDs will vary widely from person to person. I plan on starting with gradually replacing the HDDs in my desktop rig with 4TB SSDs (in addition to a 128GB SSD boot drive, I have two 2TB and one 4TB HDDs in my machine and I've had to start the folder juggling game to have room for my data on the three), starting with one 4TB SSD to supplement my three HDDs, but it will be quite a while before I can justify the expense of replacing my backup HDDs (currently 12) with SSDs. The longer it takes me, the less it will cost since prices will be gradually going down.