SSD - Solid State Drives

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  • BuddhaHat0

    Current SSDs hold a certain number of advantages over platter-based drives. They are:
    1. Heat
    2. Noise
    3. Shock resistance
    4. Seek times

    At this stage the type of SSD drives you'd be looking at (ie. not the most expensive ones out there) lend no real advantages to designers/developers working on larger files. Read speed is actually slower on SSD for this kind of file than SATA.

    So unless the other advantages of SSD really mean a lot to you, don't waste your time. You'll be paying a lot for a drive without as much storage as a platter, without any discernible advantages for regular users.

    My recommendation for additional high-quality high-volume storage is an external NAS box with eSATA and firewire800, software RAID'ed in RAID 1 mirror for redundancy.

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