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Niceee. Working SSD's with HDD's is solid, just until SSDS become bigger and cheaper and everyone throws their HDD's out in the garbage ;)
Looking forward to that day myself, but it's going to be a long time coming until there's a 3TB SSD for $160.
I'd be satisfied with a 500GB SSD for around that much. I don't use more than 300GB really.
SSD's are nice for startup and transfer of data but the storage and size of SATA hard drives are incredible. i don't think it will be too long until an SSD with a TB of storage capacity comes out, it will be probably 5-10 years. Granted in the technology word that's nearly an eternity but the train is rolling that way and SATA Drives will become obsolete in the consumer desktop and laptop industries.
Finally someone did this !! wanted something like this for a long time
Niceee.. very nice indeed
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As far as throwing mechanical HD in the trash I don't see that happening anytime soon. SSD's are getting cheaper and quickly but there is in many ways no point. Yes if your running a slammed server maybe, but on a desktop or laptop at home I do not see it. Maybe in a few years when they can get 1/4 of the available size at somewhere near a decent price.
Either way the combo unit make a lot of sense to me. I could really see grabbing a 120-256 GB SSD for my os drive and a few combo drives in a RAID 1, 5 or 10 setup. That would scream and be relatively inexpensive compare to 3+ 512GB SSD's.