These are interesting thoughts. However; I personally don't use a SSD currently for storage, I use Mechanical hard drives (2x 750GB), and an SSD as a boot drive with an OS, Office, and a few either used daily or enhanced by the drive (games and MM presentation apps) applications. My backup and everything such as pictures, music, utilities, benchmarking tools etc are on one of my separated partitions.
Basically until SSD's gain a 400% gain in capacity, and a 50% drop in price at a minimum they will not be main drives. One thing I would love to have is two TB SSD's in RAID 1. The speed of the SSD's would make up for the slow down of RAID 1, they would have the size needed, and in RAID 1 be pretty much totally secure.
SSDs will never kill hard drives. They'll eventually take over the high end of the market (in all three categories), but they'll exist complementary to hard drives, not directly against. 2TB hard drives are now as cheap as $119. SSDs can't match that cost curve without giving up the performance that makes them attractive solutions.
I definitely agree with the shift from high-cost performance drives to lower cost, higher-capacity units. If you want maximum performance, get an SSD - if you just need something for data storage, drives like the WD Green series makes a lot of sense. That's what I'm using in my WHS box right now and it works just fine.
For my OS drive, I won't go back to a mechanical hard drive - I like my SSD too much.
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