"Deal with a RevoDrive"
I'm assuming by your response, you have one? If so, what's been it's negatives for you? I'd own this if it had been on sale two weeks ago when I bought my Corsair 240GB SSD.
Origin & Blizzard games. They exceed 180gb in space? ****, the D3 install is what, 7.6gb? Wow Maxed out on expansions is what? 33gb? Once again, how many different games do you play in a week?
Airmantharp wrote:You're assuming that ~240GB is enough for anyone- and that everyone wants to deal with a Revodrive, let alone OCZ.
It may not be typical, but I know that my Steam directory exceeds 180GB. And then there's Origin, and Blizzard games; the reality is, until SSDs get quite a bit larger and cheaper at the same time, most people are still going to be splitting stuff between a smaller SSD and a larger HDD.
You're missing the point entirely in order to argue with this thread's existence; it's called trolling, and no one here appreciates it (except you, apparently).
Sure, SSDs are getting cheaper every month, but they are still
expensive on a per-GB basis when compared to HDDs. When that problem ceases to exist obviously the need for an HDD does as well, but don't expect it to happen in the next few years.
As it stands, allocating more of your budget for SSD space that you don't need doesn't make a whole lot of sense if you don't already have all of your bases covered and don't have money to throw around. It also makes sense to run an HDD alongside an SDD, as you're going to need the HDD anyway for data like documents, pictures, videos, or any programs or games you don't often use. Many games, including recent ones, don't even noticeably benefit from SSDs. If you have money to burn that's cool, but it's not a position we take when recommending components for a build.
So, if most people need an SSD and an HDD, why spend more on a larger SSD if they don't need the space? Even $50 freed up can make a huge difference in another component. That's why I wrote this guide, and it's why I'm responding to your trolling.
Further, if you knew anything about OCZ's past, you'd know that they're not well trusted in the SSD space. They led on technology and performance for several generations by being the first company to really embrace Sandforce's controllers, but they dropped the ball on customer support when the Sandforce-based drives they sold failed in droves (and droves). Even as their drives continue to perform admirably, their customer support has improved, and their products are recommended by reviewers, it's still very hard for many of us to stomach giving them money, especially when there are very high quality alternatives available.
And the Revodrive, wow. It's not a 'real' drive, it's a card with a PCIe bridge connecting a RAID array of SSD controllers that will never support Trim. That's a problem even if the Sandforce controllers have good garbage collection; they're not perfect, and if the drive is abused for it's super-fast read and write speeds, it'll still back itself into a corner and performance will plummet. So yeah, it's fast and useful for certain things, but man you'd never want one of the current ones as your system drive. Which means again, yeah, you need two drives!