Okay I've decided on buying a Intel 330 Series 60GB SSD along with a 1TB HDD and I'm wondering if it's really okay to use the SSD to put my OS on. I've heard so many things about Solid State Drives having fixed lifespans and so I'm like what the heck...do I buy one or not? I want something that's going to last me the life of my computer, should I just stick to using a HDD?
These (and other) technically complete and reasonably argued articles have convinced me that worrying about SSD endurance at the "user" level - even the "heavy" user, is a mugs game. By the numbers presented in that article, lifespan for SSDs is now at about 25 to 50 YEARS if you're over-writing the disk 3 times per day, every day.
I personally intend to just get the ones I can afford and stop worrying about it. Looks to me like SSD has come of age, but as usual it will take a while for the tech to live down its early problems of "low lifespan". Even though it seems it was just that - early problems with a new technology that have now been resolved.