Originally Posted by assassin
I am a ssd fan.
But, again, to say that its unusable without one just isn't accurate. Maybe its unusable to you personally but everyone has different needs and expectations.
And as we have seen building a htpc can be done cheaply. So while $60 for an ssd is a definite worthwhile expense for you and me it isn't for everyone else necessarily.
Put it this way. You can build a bottom of the line htpc with a 2tb drive for less than $250 nowadays. So adding an ssd is 1/3 to 1/4 the cost of the entire build. So for that type of build you can see where its not for everyone.
Outside of the os installation which does take a few minutes longer in the htpc environment its perfectly fine not to use a ssd if you are on a very tight budget.
Your right about most of this. My comments were based on my personal experience and choice. It's mostly opinion of mine, and not universal across all human beings.
Everything I said is from my point of view.
But, even if I do agree with you in theory I will still have trouble understanding the choice to use a normal HDD for an OS on a new build. That one would make me scratch my head.
I feel like anyone that made that decision is just ignorant and does not know.
I can't understand how someone who has experienced and used and lived with an SSD based modern PC for any considerable time would ever choose to go back.
It's like choosing to go back to dial up internet access vs high speed.
Sure- it is a logical and viable choice even today. But does anyone do it ? I mean it is cheaper right ?
It's the exact same thing.
I will agree with you in theory about peoples right to do it, and the possibility.
But- IN reality- it's just not going to happen. Not for 99% of the people out there.
And- For me personally- I am definitive about it. My choice is made. I am not going back. regardless of the cost of SSD's- even if they double in price tomorrow. I would continue to go SSD for now and the future.
It's not just a choice anymore for me. It's a requirement. If the choice can't include an SSD then the only choice left for me is not to build or use a PC.
Just like if people had to choose to go back to dial up internet or not. Most would choose not to even use the internet instead of suffering a 56k modem experience.
logic tells me there is no possible way someone could go back from an SSD to an OS on HDD and be happy about it- or not regret it- or have additional future plans to install and go back to SSD.
The long term solution of a HDD for an OS on a brand new build just does not make any sense to me.
So that said,
I will agree with what you are saying about the option, and people's choice. I might not agree with it, but I guess your right.
PS: Anyone out there ever used an SSD and then went back to HDD ? Or use both daily? Who would choose a HDD over an SSD for a new build?