Originally Posted by Maelthras
Well when they start making 1tb ssd's for 70 dollars, until then I will stick with mechanical drives for a long time. I download multiple large programs and videos at once so having a snappy large mechanical drives is better suited for fast write then a expensive ssd that has no where near the storage. Unless of course you want a 1tb ssd pci card that costs 4k$, no thanks. The only thing ssd's are really good for is sysem drives. But for media and such then it's mechanical all the way.
This is true, that's why pretty much everybody with an SSD also has a mechanical hard drive for data storage. Think of it like a Chevrolet Volt gas/electric car. It can run on electric power for only about 40 miles (SSD, small storage). You get the benefits of an electric motor that has 100% of the torque available all the time and is cheaper than gas (fast read, write, and access time; along with lower power consumption which means lower energy cost). Then you have the gas engine that works as a generator for when the battery runs out which gives you an extra 300+ miles in range (HDD, large storage) so there is no range anxiety like electric only cars (not limited in storage space like a system with only an SSD).
Basically both technologies complement each other.Edited by Ben the OCer - 12/22/10 at 11:20pm