They seem to have forgotten a little defect. SSDs have a low failure rate, high speeds, okay prices, but everyone's scared of flash memory degradation after a number of writes. Some crappy one would get 1500 write cycles on a chip but OCZ ones get 9000 which, even at my high usage on a 128GB drive, is at least 8 years before it fries.
I am trying to recall any OEM (besides my company) putting an SSD on their desktop computers, seen 'em on netbooks and some notebooks of course. I would think an OEM would because if that computer only has a one year warranty, the SSD will last that long and since they want you to buy a new computer, often, it'd work for that cause.
By the way, seen the OCZ sticker that comes with their SSD drive? "My SSD is faster than your HDD" at least it makes me chuckle.
So, get out of Dodge!
Well actually, Dodge, Kansas, where that phrase originated, has an elevation of 2,493 ft (760 m) so I'd stay in Dodge.
I've got 15m of freeboard between my new house and credible tsunami run-up levels in this area
While 15 meters really is not that much for elevation, especially when talking about tsunamis, it also depends on what event triggered the tsunami and that location. I happen to reside in an area that has an elevation of 4,802 ft (1,463.6 m) so unless an asteroid hits the Pacific, am safe from all the high water issues.
Life would be so much easier if we could just look at the source code. -- Dave Olson