[QUOTE=alan1476;2667928]Thats what makes the world go around, if everyone had the same opinion, the world would be a dull place, but I havent seen any advancement in spinners other than the price of a VRaptor being cut in half. Yes SSDs are new and exciting and IMO, the most important upgrade you can put in any computer to improve on its performance, even the " Previous SSD you would have bought " is better than any spinner.[/QUOTE]
Maybe spinners are approaching their end of useful life in terms of no new innovation can be made for them, perhaps - but I think, at the moment, SSD drives are just too expensive - and most folk won’t really benefit from the added features an SSD drive can offer.
A HDD is fundamentally problematic because it’s magnetic and on spinners (mechanical, meaning they’re more prone to breaking down) but at least HDD technology works, and most of the time we know when it goes just before it is about to go.
There are some nasty scare stories floating about the internet about SSD drives going ‘bang’ and losing a heck of a lot of data - and, from what I understand, aren’t SSD useless for small files?