Mechanical hard drives versus solid state drives 2013-10-19 13:38:08 Being a relative newcomer to computer audio and have just recently built a dedicated music only computer, I was wondering what other people thought of the two recording mediums for storing music on. What are their experiences with the two mediums ( pros and cons ). I am presently using a mechanical hard drive to store my music on, but I am using an ssd for the operating system etc. The computer is virtually silent as it only uses one 80mm fan for cooling (passive heatsink ), but the hdds are housed in a seperate unit and are cooled by a small fan which is quite noisey and quite irritating at times. I could swop out the fan and replace with a quieter one but I was toying with the idea of using an ssd instead. Has anyone used solid state for storing music on ? , I would welcome their input. I have read that some people prefer music stored on solid state and others prefer mechanical drives, again I would like some input. I know that solid state is more costly than mechanical drives but for me a 256gb ssd ( able to store around 600-650 cds using FLAC ) will be more than enough for the next 2-3 years for me. I look forward to ( hopefully) some replies.