I still think the SSD is worth it. Labor saved is worth a lot.
Care to elaborate, Sam?
There is no difference whether you use an SSD of a usb flash drive. Linux sees them both as /dev/sda.
Install your favorite distro, set up miners, and test the rig. If you're setting up multiple machines just clone the newly configured OS using dd and you're good to go with minimal effort.
Any quality USB3 flash drive will give you decent bootup speed. Adata N005 (which I value for its high transfer rates) is 30-something dollars.How can one justify spending the extra cash for SSD drives?
Well. I payed $80 to make my computer boot in 10seconds (win7 from "loading" to fully ready to gameout"
And that $80 also turned my BF3 loading time into 15secs, When it used to be One min or more just to load a fking map.
SSD's are for Gamers, And people doing REDICULOS amouunts of data transfers.
Otherwise, there is no jusificaton, Just get some shitty 20GB hdd