you're not going to believe this.

Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Wed Jun 24 18:48:03 UTC 2009

On Wed 24 Jun 2009 at 02:32:24 PDT freebsd at wrote:
>The lifetime and reliability of SSDs are less-than-or-equal-to the
>lifetime and reliability of spinning magnetic drives, so don't buy an SSD
>for that. Whether SSDs use less power is an open question. There's a lot
>of data going either way. The last comparison I saw suggested spinning
>drives average less power than their SSD counterparts. In any event, it's
>not clear-cut yet. SSDs probably do generate less heat (but I've not seen
>data on that). Of course, the access time on an SSD is order(s) of
>magnitude less than for a spinning drive, and that's cause enough for
>lots of people to buy one.

SSD's are/should also be favored in devices that are prone to mechanical
shocks.  E.g., tablet PC's, and handheld devices like cellphones, music
players or game players.

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