- Nov 18, 2008
pretty much, SSD is used properly from a proper maker will outlast and outperform any HDD out there, a drive dying no matter if SSD or HDD is same thing, data gone, easier to pull back data from a mechanical drive, sure, impossible to pull back from SSD, kind of, but I think ONLY thing still going for mechanical is CAPACITY, thats it, they have a WAY higher chance of failure as there are far more moving parts, far greater chance of corruption etc.
All in the quality of the unit and how it is used, no different then it always has been. Performance and power usage alone are MASSIVE between SSD and HDD, fastest HDD is ~1/4 or so at best what a decent SSD can give and will use an extra few % more power on average. There is a reason why HDD generally are 5 year or less warranty whereas most SSD are 5-10 years or X data written, in this case, you write data once more or less and just read when needed, so data does not change much, in which case, it would last probably 2-3x longer before a good idea to replace.
Doesnt matter, is just interesting though experiment, just boils down to cost and capacity really, SSD are awesome storage drives BUT dont have the capacity and are more expensive per GB of data of course (currently) but then again, most people I know beyond some movie buffs and such, do not have 3+TB or saved information, IMO to each their own..Cheers.