SSDs have gone down in price significantly in recent months. It's now possible to find 64GB SSDs for less than £50. That means that the cheapest SSDs are now on the same level as the most affordable hard drives, in theory taking away any arguments for not including an SSD in your PC.
A valid question is of course would you not be better off with a £100 128GB SSD instead? For most desktops and laptops, that is indeed a better option. 128GB is enough for your OS and your software, and for large media files you can add a conventional hard drive. However, if you know that you will only use a handful of programs, then a 64GB SSD could be enough. This applies to simple office PCs, or a HTPC that retrieves all its data from a NAS in your home network.
The advantages of SSDs compared to traditional hard drives are well-known. Putting an SSD in your PC is the best upgrade you can give your computer. You will notice the performance increase much more than if you got a faster processor or more RAM. The advantage of a 64GB drive over a 128GB drive is the price.
There are also advantages of the 128GB SSD over the 64GB, aside from the storage capacity. The larger an SSD, the faster it performs. Since there are a lower number of memory chips in a 64GB SSD, less can be accessed at any one time, which means they are generally slower than larger capacity SSDs.
In this round-up we will find out how big the performance difference is between 64GB and 128GB SSDs, and which 64GB SSD is the best choice.
We tested 10 different 64GB SSDs for this round-up. However, six models have a SandForce SF-2200 controller and therefore have 60GB of storage instead of 64GB. You can read the rest of Ten 60/64 GB SSD round-up on Hardware.info.