Looking at putting together a Core i7 2600K system at the moment, but am still stuck on whether or not I should be going with a SSD for it.
I will be using TrueCrypt system encryption for my system/boot drive and whole disk encryption for my storage drive(s).
Been doing some research on this and still haven't found a definitive answer to these questions:
Is security compromised by using a SSD with TrueCrypt?
Performance - will it be significantly reduced?
Is the drive's life expectancy shortened by encryption on a SSD?
A lot of this has to do with wear-leveling, which I don't quite understand. What I do understand is that a SSD will offer stronger performance however I don't wish to do this if it means going without encryption.
According to the TrueCrypt documentation "you must not use TrueCrypt to encrypt any part of (or create encrypted containers on) a device (or file system) that utilizes a wear-leveling mechanism."