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Speed

Your computer will feel like this
YouTube- Sonic BOOM!

I also heard when you buy an SSD, they are coming with 5 point safety harnesses and special desk chairs.
I was thinking along the lines of this:

    
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We're talking at work about replacing some of the 15k 74GB per drive arrays with 128GB or 256GB SSD drive arrays on fixed dataset warehousing servers.

We'll increase storage, lower power consumption by some 50-80%, have far less noise, and quite possibly can consolidate and save money on processor licensing fees at the OS and RDBMS level.

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We're talking at work about replacing some of the 15k 74GB per drive arrays with 128GB or 256GB SSD drive arrays on fixed dataset warehousing servers.

We'll increase storage, lower power consumption by some 50-80%, have far less noise, and quite possibly can consolidate and save money on processor licensing fees at the OS and RDBMS level.

I got em at home...cause they are FAST

Your IOPS are probably a magnitude better... important for data retrivial.
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Very few people need more than 30GB for the OS.
Most people need less than 80GB for their OS + primary applications.
Very few people need more than 120GB for OS + applications.

Why are you comparing consumer SSDs to enterprise HDDs?
True
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True, but all in a storage sense. All comes down to, 'can you afford it' and 'is it worth it'.

Comparing SSDs to the reliability of HDDs. HDDs have come a long way and even consumer level HDDs have become very reliable. Can't say the same for SSDs. Losing valuable information is no fun.

In terms of speed, low level storage SSDs (30GB - 80GB) write speeds are a joke. If the user is going for random access times, then that's another story.

If I were to buy a SSD, it has to be first and foremost reliable. Write speeds must match or surpass RAID0 Velociraptors. Or else, why spend so much money just for the sake of being non-mechanical.
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