This is an update of a post from a few months ago.
For a long time I was a solid-state-drive naysayer. I'd heard mixed things about their performance and longevity, and I certainly wasn't a fan of their sky-high prices.
But SSDs have improved considerably over the years, to the point where they're now a highly desirable alternative to traditional hard drives.
Indeed, a good SSD is usually significantly faster, and it consumes less power -- a big consideration for battery-conscious laptop users. Also, because it has no moving parts, it's much less susceptible to damage.… Read more