SSD drives are fast. Faster than traditional HDD storage. What are some of your options in a workstation today?
SSD storage has been mainstream, albeit expensive, for well over 2 years. We've seen pure SSD drives and hybrid SSD+HDD options as popular options in workstations.
PW has had a look at the new Intel Skylake desktop workstations and we have some of the new Skylake mobile workstations in our offices now. Both are loaded with SSD storage options. HDD solutions still provide higher capacity and a lower price. For example, on a Dell Precision 7710 workstation with a 512 GB SATA HDD, you will pay a $400 premium to move to a SATA SSD, and a $500 premium to move to the same capacity M.2 NVMe SSD solution.