shri - 10:11 am on Jan 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Invest in a very decent SAS card and 15K RPM disks in a Raid 10 type setup for reliability AND performance. SSDs are not worth it if your experience is limited to using them casually on desktops.
Data recovery, cheap cost replacement parts etc are far easier and cheaper with traditional rotating drives.
If you're looking for enterprise reliability and have unlimited $s, invest in a RAMSAN class device.
I'm not convinced the run of the mill consumer grade SLC or MLC drives are going to be ready for mere mortal use on Linuxy / FreeBSD type server for a few more years.