I'm thinking getting a 60gb SSD and putting it in a 2.5" enclosure and using it for file transfer and what not, I know SSD's have a limited write but aren't they high enough that they wouldn't ever be reached? plus the files will only be copies so wont be a problem if the drive crashes and lost.
I would be using a USB 3.0 enclosure so transfer speeds can utilize the SSD
Probably cost a bit under $150 for SSD and enclosure
Is there any down sides to doing this?
Or I could buy this
for about the same cost, would the performance be the same? I keep losing my USB sticks as to why I would prefer the first option.
As long as you aren't writing on it every single day you should have write functionality on the SSD for quite a while. It should also be exceptionally fast for program reinstalls!