I am planning on getting a new external drive, and was considering the new SSDs over HDDs. Write performance for many small files is of highest priority for my use, even over storage capacity. I was planning on buying an external enclosure and the SSD separately, since it seems to me that you can select from the best SSDs this way.
- Are SSDs generally more reliable for many small writes? Seems like I'm always running CHKDSK on my external Seagate HDD.
- How would you select, or could you recommend, some good SSD enclosures?
- Is it worth buying a SATA 3 SSD (6 GBit/s) even when considering USB 3.0 is 5 GBit/s? Or is buying a SATA 2 SSD currently a better value? Assuming SATA 3 enclosures are available.
- Will a given HDD enclosure typically work for a SSD of the same SATA interface? Or does the enclosure need to explicitly support SSDs?