Should I use an SSD for storage?

Episode 1125 (1:30:03)

Ziggy from California

Ziggy is a high school senior and he's taking classes in video game design. He wants to have a really good SSD to speed up the performance of his computers. Leo says that's a great idea and it's important to find an SSD that's really fast as some aren't as fast as others.

Most SSDs are good for boot drives. But they can also be used for data, though most use a spinning drive for that. These days, most SSDs are largely the same in terms of speed and they're more of a mature technology. Leo likes SanDisk, Kingston, and HyperX. The chatroom says to stay away from the Samsung EVO 840 drives.

Anandtech has great reviews on SSDs at