Is it time to transition to SSDs for standard replacements?
I have always been somewhat reticent to transition to newer technology but maybe the time has come for standard installations of SSD drives. I usually have a preference for replacement hard drives that I keep in stock. For the last couple of years my drive of choice has been the Seagate SSHD Hybrid 1 TB drive. Before that it was the 320-500 Scorpio Black. I have yet to have a failure with either of these drives. Now Louis is poo-pooing anything mechanical. The prices of these drives have come down to where I'm considering a new standard. One of my concerns is backward compatibility to 1.5 & 3 Gb/s. I would appreciate input as to what others are using and why. Maybe even a drive or drives that iFixit should stock.
Although I have not transitioned my preference for the SSHD drives, I did add a 512GB SanDisk X400 SSD to my MacPro 2009 as the main boot drive and been very pleased with the performance. I started with a 256 but filled it in two weeks, so moved up. But for mass storage I still have a couple of 2 TB SSHDs and one standard 3TB.
Is this a worthwhile discussion?