nullstream weblog - October 2009

SSD (yay or nay)?


October 16, 2009 12:42 AM PST

If you were to build a new PC today, what storage set up would you use? I'm thinking that the primary disk would have to be SSD for the start up and application launch performance. I wonder if a secondary SSD for compiling large projects (like Chrome) would be worth it? Would it be a good trade off for a laptop: faster disk but reduced capacity?

AnandTech has some great SSD write ups here and here.

Looks like the intel X25-M is the best choice, and you can get the 160 GB drive for $500 at amazon. That still seems a little pricey to me.

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