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Old 09-17-2009, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: How About Solid State?

Originally Posted by John_Toolbox View Post
Believe me, I'm a cutting edge technology freak....

But I don't think SSD's aren't worth it... yet. Why? Figure you'll get at least 2 years out of a conventional hard drive. Right now it's bigger and faster than any SSD on the market. 2 years from now the SSD's will be bigger, faster, and much cheaper...
Yup. There'll be a crossover period where using the current mechanicals will make more sense for a few reasons. But it won't be long and the mechanicals will most likely go the way of the 5 1/4" floppy.

But what's more likely for the near-term is that mechanicals will be around for quite some time at a lower price point, and the SSD's will eventually come down to the current mechanical price point. Planned obsolescence and marketing and all of that stuff.
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