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No mechanical drives have a massive advantage over solid state, price per gb. I have 12tb of storage in my desktop, each 4tb drive when I bought it was $120, to replace it with solid state is excessively expensive. As for optical drives, I still use a Blu-ray burner.
Price per GB has literally nothing to do with building a gaming PC though. It is 100% about performance.
If you're still using a mechanical drive for anything other than archival storage then you're way behind the times.