well, as you can see I'm curious about the SSD + HDD combo. Mainly, my question is if the SSD will wear out over time...if so, how long can I expect to use my SSD?
...I plan to use SSD strictly for booting my OS not for read writes of other media files. Thanks in advance
you should see 4 to 7 years of normal use before the drive wears out. as long as you do what intel and other vensros tell you about ssd...moving the swap file to the slower hard drive and your daily downloads to the hard drive...with an ssd it how many writes the drive has not reads..widows 7 and windows 8 not yet written for ssd or system with a lot of memory that can make a ram drive. things like drfrag is a no no for an ssd that has to be turned off in windows. other things like file indexing are great for a hard drive but slow down an ssd. I have an intel ssd as long as the ssd has good firmware and trim funtions and you let the drive do it garbage colelction. it should wear evenly over the years.