Originally Posted by justinjames
These companies offer them because big money wants them (because they are
better /faster. You keep saying they aren't faster for everything - please tell me where are slower! The only place where ssd sucks is in cost, and when that isn't a factor... ssd wins everytime. SSD uses less energy, generates less heat, is friggin FAST, is smaller, and... is better.
so really - what ISN"T to love about ssd? ohh yea - they are spendy. What else? seriously - I really wanna know. You are the first person I have ever talked to that isn't in pro-ssd. So your a bit of an oddity.
First of all, I never said that HDDs were faster in a given application. You're trying to fight a strawman.
I said that SSD's weren't always faster... that includes being the same speed.
If you want to know when they are the same speed, read what I've already written multiple times... Situations where the OS drive ISN'T BEING ACCESSED POST-BOOT isn't going to see any increase in performance.
Adding a supercharger to my BMW isn't going to make my drive to work any faster. Yes, the supercharger will give my engine more power, more torque and it'll sound way cooler, but if my unsupercharged engine will already allow me to travel at the maximum speed allowed by law, then supercharging the engine won't let me get to work any faster. The point is my morning commute isn't limited by the available power of my engine, so making the engine more powerful doesn't change anything.
If you want an example of a real life situation regarding SSD vs HDD performance, I'll give you my storage server. It's a headless server that only turns off when the power goes out. It boots fast enough to have files available from any other PC when the power comes on and has absolutely no impact on it's ability to serve media to my network. It is the same size as an SSD, and uses less power than many SSDs. If you want more details regarding the scenario you can go necromancer the old thread that has all the details in it. I'll be happy to continue the discussion there, but it is off topic here especially considering the existence of that other thread.
(and I've already shot down every single point you've made in here, that thread as mfusick has already tossed them all out there.)