SSDs have gone down in price a lot in recent months. It's now possible to find 64 GB 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 (new) PC. Hardware.Info took a closer look at 10 small SSDs to find out which is the one to get. Visit Upgrade Advisor.
SSDs have come down in price such that there is no excuse not to have faster storage in your new PC
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'd get a faster processor or more RAM.
A valid question is of course if you're not better off with a £100 128 GB SSD instead, and for most desktops and laptops that is indeed a better option. 128 GB 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 64 GB SSD could be enough. This applies to simple office PCs, or an HTPC that retrieves all its data from a NAS in your home network.
There are also advantages of the 128 GB SSD over the 64 GB version, aside from more storage capacity. The larger an SSD, the faster it generally performs. In this round-up on Hardware.Info you will find out how big that performance difference is between 64 GB and 128 GB SSDs, and which 64 GB SSD is the best choice. If you're interested in larger SSDs as well, you can read the recent Hardware.Info round-up of 48 128 GB and 256 GB SSDs.