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Solid State Drives
 
Solid State Drives (SSDs) have been getting a lot of attention recently, but not from us. Why? Well, the truth is, SSDs just aren't ready for general purpose use, and they're certainly not ready for use in servers. Their speed deteriorates over time (without the use of TRIM), their reliability is as yet unproven (Recent Examples are Here and Here), and they're more expensive per gigabyte than traditional HDDs. It's not all bad though, they do fit very well into a few niche markets. We would, for example, still recommend them in the following scenarios...

As a silent boot drive in a Media Centre or Nettop, or
As a fast boot drive in a high end Desktop or Laptop, or
As a cool and power efficient drive in a Laptop or Netbook

There are signs of things getting better though. Prices are definity falling, and some drives such as the Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue (Reviewed Here and Here) are focused on compatibility and reliability rather than speed. For now though, unless you fit into one of the above mentioned niche markets, your probably better off sticking to a more traditional HDD.
 
 
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