You are just trying to comfort yourself on your VR purchase. Find a benchmark that says they have similar performance (or more limited life). They (Indilinx based drives) are several TIMES (literally) faster than a VR no matter how you look at it (2x for sequential read/write, many many times for random access, which is a lot more important for real life usage). People always talk about the limited life of SSDs because we all know there is a theoretical limit. For rotating motors and platters, there is no theoretical limit, but they usually fail faster in real world. Backup is the only answer.That's what I was thinking. Until I read some of the reviews. More expensive than a velociraptor, similar benchmarks, and has a certain amount of read/writes before it stops working. They are definitely the future, but for now I'll wait.
Low capacity/high price is a valid concern. But if you are concerned about that, you wouldn't be getting a VR. SSDs have largely replaced the segment VR was in (high performance/enthusiastic/low capacity). VRs just aren't worth it anymore.