I would consider purchasing a computer without SSD anymore, at least to install the operating system, and store things like email databases and web caches, since it makes a huge differences in terms of performance compared to traditional mechanical hard drives.
That extra performance comes at a cost however, as SSDs have been much more expensive than HDDs, and still are, but costs have come down a lot. If you’re looking for an SSD with a fairly large capacity, Tigo S300 might be worth considering with the 480GB SSD now offered on GeekBuying for $79.99 shipped with coupon TXHIHAZC.
Specifications listed for the device:
- Capacity – 480GB
- NAND Flash Type – TLC
- Master Controller – Marvell
- Interface – SATA 3 up to 6 Gbps
- Performance – 500MB/s read speed, 370 MB/s write speed
- Dimensions – 2.5″ model; 100 x 69.9 x 7 mm
- Weight – 50 grams
500GB HDD’s are still much cheaper, as you’ll find them sold between $20 to $40+. I purchased the 120 GB SSD currently used in my computer for around $70 in 2014. I had not checked 2.5″ HDD & SSD pricing for a while, and it’s impressive how prices have come down.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.