Hard disk drives or solid state drives?

Posted by: Diqiucun_Cunmin

Which do you prefer?

  • Hard disk drives

  • Solid state drives

22% 2 votes
78% 7 votes
  • HDDs have issues with fragmentation, but with good defrag software, that can be remedied. SSDs are horribly expensive, so you'll probably end up with a small-capacity SSD. Until SSDs become more affordable. HDDs are better.

  • hard drives keep data on them forever. all big government servers with data use hdds

  • SSDs are ten times faster, consume less power, are less noisy and etc. Hard drives are old technology and will soon become obsolete.

  • I own an Samsung 850 pro SSD, I love it. The only con is that until this becomes a more common technology the price will stay fairly high for a storage device. It is definitely worth the price now, if you are going to use it to install your OS on it along with a high performance game or two. If you use a lot of storage and don't want to spend large amounts of money consider buying a HHD and a SSD using your SSD for your OS and demanding software and your HHD for all other files.

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TBR says2015-04-09T21:33:11.3988722-05:00
Well. You have no specification on requirements, or a use case. OK, forget all that. SSDs
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-09T21:35:36.8730034-05:00
I'd say for normal home or office activities like word processing, project management, surfing DDO, etc.
cludwig says2015-04-09T22:22:16.3272576-05:00
Both have their place still in personal computing and in business applications. SSDs are too expensive to be the primary medium of storage for most large servers. I use SSDs in my home computers, but still use traditional hard drives as backup drives. A mixed approach makes sense to me. As soon as the cost per megabyte for SSD storage drops to the same or less than the cost per megabyte of a traditional HD however, HDs could become obsolete. In reality, the world currently has only a fraction of the manufacturing capability to produce the flash memory needed to meet the storage requirements currently met by spinning Hard Drives.
triangle.128k says2015-04-09T22:28:38.0402042-05:00
SSDs are getting cheaper, they will soon replace hard drives.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-10T02:58:05.2369413-05:00
I don't think HDD's noise really is an issue. It's not very annoying and most of the noise comes from the fan anyway.
nathan2tall says2015-04-16T10:26:01.1615622-05:00
Read my argument above for a further explanation, but the answer is to GET BOTH

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