Virtual and cloud storage both require a little knowledge to get them working, though, or at least a comfort level high enough to know whether to sign up for extra space on Amazon or Google Drive – a simple enough question most non-geeks can answer only by cornering a geek and asking half an hour's worth of stoopid yooser questions.
Believe it or not, users don't like that experience, either. And home users, at least, obviously rate the personal cost of an extended conversation with a geek as higher than the buck- or buck-and-a-half per gigabyte they're willing to pay for SSD.
If you're a geek, thank your lucky stars. If you're a consumer, thank a geek. Just on general principles, if nothing else. They'll probably want to look at your new SSD anyway. Don't let them get too close; they drool around cool hardware.
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