I have a plan to replace one of my 500 GB SATA drives with an SSD. I would use it only for my OS files. I have a few questions that I hoping to get answers. Sorry if some of these question sound simple, but I'm new to SSD.
1) Is using the SSD for OS files a reliable idea? Are there other system related programs (anti-virus, web browser, etc.) that I can install into the SSD without shortening the life of the drive?
2) Since I plan to limit the use of the SSD, can I get away with using a 30-40 GB drive to reduce cost?
3) I read about SLC and MLC, and it seems to me that SLC, while more expensive, would last longer. Is there really a difference between the two?
4) Finally: I was recommended the OCZ Vertex 60 GB. Any other recommendations?
Have a read here> http://apcmag.com/ssd-roundup.htm
Reliabily doesn't seem to be a problem with the newer drives, but I did read where the larger drives have a longer life span, due to the way ssd's store data.
I have also read where some have had them die after only 6 months, then again I have had my WD conventional drives (touch wood) for years, some have them fail in a short period. It's the one's that have a problem that are most vocal, as the one's that don't, have no reason to say anything.
Thanks for the replies. So I guess I won't sweat whether it's SLC or MLC, I'll let my wallet dictate by purchase. If I can get a good, reliable 60GB at a good price I'll jump, but 40GB will be fine. Thanks for the info!