58 months ago
Greetings all, I'm in the planning/parts buying phase of my first build. When it comes to the Storage decision I've been on the fence between getting a 128 GB SSD or a 500GB-1TB HDD for the system's one and only storage device. I had read something somewhere that solid state drives were rather sensitive to power surges and interuptions. The town I live in has the worst rate of power failures of anywhere I've ever lived. (I wake up to clocks blinking all over the house about once a month) In my simple web browsing/word processing machine that I'm planning, speed is secondary to reliability. So I've been leaning towards a WD Blue drive because of the flaky power in my location and concerns about SSD's with that. If one reads the reviews on NewEgg one would think that both HDD's and SSD's have almost an equal failure rate. Both types seem to have an unacceptably high number of DOA's and other weird failures. After reading hundreds of reviews I've concluded that the if its a crap shoot on the reliability anyway, I might as well save some money upfront and get the HDD.
Is my reasoning flawed? what do some of you think?
Thanks in advance for any replies...