Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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bassbeast
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Good luck on recovery as I've tried my hand at it too and with SSDs it seems like the controller goes bad more times than not so you are just boned. this is one of the reasons i always push my "backup backup backup" mantra upon customers, especially my gamer early adopters, as its just too easy to get bit by new tech failing.

But this is why I say there are places where SSDs make sense and places where it doesn't. If its a mobile and you have a USB drive to backup important data? Makes sense as no moving parts and you can easily slap the drive you pulled from the unit to go SSD into an external case and use it for a backup. Gamers where its just the OS and a few games? Again makes sense, they can have a disc image and if it dies just use a HDD until your replacement arrives. Businesses or anything that is mission critical? Does NOT make sense, the risk of failure and the cost of downtime makes it not worth the extra speed.

So I'd say SSDs are like any other tool in that you have to know where its a good fit and where its not. I'll personally switch my HDD in my netbook for an SSD after the first of the year, the extra battery life and faster boot times will make it worth the hassle and risk. On my desktop where I only put the system to sleep? Not gonna bother because with 8Gb of RAM for Superfetch even with my OS drive being a 5400RPM EcoDrive it just wouldn't be worth the increased risk.

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