Originally Posted by jcschild
WOW... all i can say.
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"WOW!!!" is what I was thinking as well, Scott!!
Hey!! We agree on something!! Beers on me!!
Well, that doesn't necessarily mean you'll agree with this post so let's table those lagers for now! Haha
Anyways, yeah, until Scott posted I think just about every post contained at least some false information.
SSDs, quality ones (w 5 to 7 yr warranties ala OWC) are better than HDDs in each and every aspect.
The only thing being price / price per gig of course...but that's the economy., supply & demand, etc. Not the SSD.
So, assuming you get a 'quality' SSD (ie OWC), and believe me there is a SIGNIFICANT amount of really crappy SSDs out there (hence all the SSD horror stories) but there is also this whole other mob of people; tge silent ones we dont hear about because, for them, the SSD they bought is working great!!
So of course these people are much, much, MUCH less inclined to post a bunch of times on a bunch of forums about their "great" SSD experience.
Plus, they're too busy working and enjoying their new SSD!! Haha
So, a 'quality' SSD is:
-Faster. Way faster. And they're only getting faster & faster wheras the nature of HDDs sorta causes a maximum speed threshold (approx. 15,000 RPM-ish?) which we have long since reached.
-Faster at both read & write times.
-Significantly more durable and reliable. No moving parts.
-Lasts LONGER!! Yup!! A quality SSD will last LONGER, than an HDD.
I'm sure there's plenty more I just can't think of anything else at the moment.
No HDD beats a quality SSD, in any way.
And this is coming from a guy who owns and uses both SSDs, HDDs and 4 x 2 X WD RE4 HDD RAID 0 Dual Enclosures.
All of the above my mere opinion, of course, and one that's a result of many, many years of hands-on experience.