The King of GnG, on 23 July 2012 - 14:06, said:
My advice is: absolute performance IS NOT everything, you should spare your money on a fundamentally broken and unreliable technology like NAND Flash-based SSDs and go for a high-performance HDD: plenty of space, faster on newer hardware and operating systems and if/when the disk dies it should give you the time to backup/recover your data. You know what happens when an SSD dies? Your data disappears, instantly, and forever.
I'll wait for ReRAM or FeRAM-based SSDs to consider the chance to spend my money on this kind of storage device....
mkay, well it's not broken and SSDs are the future so, it sounds like youve never actually owned or used an SSD...
also, SSDs are used in a wide variety of business applications. those in IT are using SSDs for their datacenters so there has to be a certain level of confidence in NAND technology. not only are companies like OCZ and Fusion-IO using them for massive storage solutions, but other companies are using them in SANs for long-term storage as well as caching.
if your hard drive suddenly dies, your data goes w/ it too... you dont always have time to backup your data. also, SMART works great on SSDs and can predict failures. i own 4 SSDs and none of them have died. Vertex 30GB, Vertex 2 60GB, Intel X-25M 160GB, Crucial M4 512GB.
DOOVD - pick up a 60GB SSD for Windows and essential applications. you'll want to do a fresh install, and as others have mentioned, enable AHCI in the BIOS before
you install Windows. as for games, you'll still be able to get 1 or 2 sizable games on that SSD if you want; otherwise, just install them on your hard drive. Windows takes between 15-20GB, and a 60GB SSD should format around 54GB leaving you with about 34GB for games and applications.