Originally Posted by dchen2
SSD is currently really only worth it for the 15k rpm 3.5" low capacity (like 30-150GB) enterprise level hard drives that are currently located in server racks mainly due to the better reliability, less heat, faster read speed, and size.
On the consumer end the price/performance ratio is still too high. On desktops a $200 150GB 10k rpm raptor is a much better value and in desktops while being close in read/write rates and just suffering a lag in access times. A 7k200 200gb 7.2k rpm notebook drive is still arguably better despite being $200 as well.
I don't see too many people on the new Macbook Aires choosing the $1,000 SSD option just yet and its doubtful SSD drives will go that rapidly down in price in the short term... there is a looming memory shortage in the market that is propping up memory prices.
True and media is media it's been around forever they'll always will become a better media format/storage type.
I think with SSD as price permits heck look how good it works in cellphones/pda's/nanos. cost vs technology and demand for it right now. If SSD takes off and fits in the less heat, super high storage, excellent data retention.. and write speeds easily achieving the speed of the HD spindle writes.. eventually doing away with HD/motors/etc.
That is just my way overall outlook on SSD's, also I doubt someone would be trying to hd's if those work like said above and take off they could be cool to buy hd/games in this format. little keys instead of sratchable cds. member how much one big azz 512mb card was now they can crame 4gigs into a nano. just saying, SSD's not to be overlooked for big time future use.
I'm talking atleast another 2 years but at the rate they're popping up in notebooks, wouldn't suprise me even a year costs is way down then i bet.. solid state should stay cooler too... that hd does some revolations...
no chance of data degradation on SSD unless it magically stops working or magically snaps in half lol.
I dream of fumdling a small SSD card out of my movie box than scratching a disc at night too, lol.
ps im gonna read up way more on solid state to compare the pros cons of each if price ever dropped low wnough where it became readable and i know the discs are easier cheaper to turn out in a press, but it'd be like bring the old school cartridges back too.. . mini GB-Uber mem game sticks
lol solid state.