- Faster start up
- Lower power consumption
- No mechanical parts, so less susceptible to knock and vibration
SSD does have its shares of weaknesses:
- More expensive
- Lower capacity
Based on the information I read, SSD currently sold in the market max out at 256GB. Some Malaysian photographers are already using a couple of 500GB hard disks for storing their digital images.
So, should you go for SSD? If you currently own the shares of Western Digital, should you sell them immediately?
I am no expert, but here is my take:
If you buy a new desktop, stick to conventional hard disk. If you buy a new notebook computer, you may choose either SSD or hard disk. Should you go for SSD, you may still need to get an external HD for files you don’t access frequently.
Thanks to digital photography and digital videography, hard disk makers such as Western Digital should still be doing fine in the near future. Technology evolves fast, though. Three years from now the picture could be very different.
P/S I reserve the rights to be wrong