Originally Posted by insider
Indeed, I have drives that has lasted almost a decade still thrashing away running 24/7 non stop, try that with an SSD it won't even last 3 years.
SSD is perfect for storing the O/S since it allows fast boot up time plus fast disk paging, you only need 64GB at most, even a fast 32GB SSD will do it for Windows 7.
you obviously havent been paying attention. Intel always releases specs for theirs, i think the average was 300GB a day for 3 years, was their estimate. i highly doubt you empty and refill your drives every day.
only first gen SSD's had the shit lifetimes, and they were the crap brands - not intel.
Oh and intels ones are almost always SLC.
freaksaviour: $140 au gets me a 30GB OCZ Core V2 SSD. They're a bit cheaper than you realise. and always compare prices of an SSD to that of a raptor/velociraptor - they're high speed drives, not storage ones. (sure they dont match the price/performance of a velociraptor 300GB yet... but when they do, i'll be leaping on them)