seoArt - 2:56 am on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
Regular hard drives fail all the time. I trust SSD's more since there are no moving parts. If they have a shorter life expectancy, so be it. I don't plan on keeping the same drives in use much longer than a year.
I have seen test results where they outperformed the SAS 15k arrays. If I was sharing large files, maybe it wouldn't be much difference, but for a busy forum it makes sense to me.
I guess this is where the "experience" factor comes in. I just migrated to an enterprise server with SSD's in RAID 0. I'll have to report back after some time with them. Yes, if they crash out on me in 6 mos., I might go back to spinning platters.