Solid State Drives: Are They Finally Worth it?


A couple of years ago when I set about to build my second to latest build, CapSupreme, I wrestled with the idea of using a solid state drive as my main boot drive and a regular 3.5 inch hard disk drive for my data drive. I considered this for quite some time with myself and a good friend of mine.

You see when I left the computer business Intel was just getting ready to introduce it’s first SSD to the market (and the i3, i5 and i7 processors for that matter) and the worry at that time was that SSD’s didn’t have the endurance that a regular 7200 RPM HDD had. So would it be worth it in that time to upgrade especially at the incredible price point they had set? Most logical people said no. Continue reading “Solid State Drives: Are They Finally Worth it?”