While having a very fast alternative to conventional hard drives, I do not think I will be getting a SSD very soon. Infact, I will not trade off the options of a CDD (conventional disk drive) for just speed. Im sure speed is a technical drug that is hard to resist but I am alot more prudent in my system building.
A simple search on just newegg shows a 500 gig SSD for atleast 450 bucks. Compared to approx. 70 dollars for a seagate CDD. The cost of speed is too high. I am aware that many feel that they can get along with a smaller size for less. However, This quoted article
talks about moving log files to ram which for me is a big "no-no".
I am not trying to throw dirt on the new technology. I am just expressing my thought that SSD drives, While very fast, are not ready for the prime time. Should we switch all switch to SSD instead of CDD's then hard drive recovery will become more complicated or darn near impossible.
I run 4 Seagate 600 gig drives in my server raid right now. I also have a 80 gig system disk. These drives have been running for 6 years. Will a SSD last that long?
In summation, I am not willing to hop on the bandwagon of SSD drives as they only offer a speed increase and probably last less than a CDD. In time, Things will hopefully change and I will start to look at them again. However, For now CDD offer more advantages for the price and probably more dependable than SDD's.