A big point to use your own node in the first place is mostly not mentioned in such articles for some reason: it protects your privacy. By default, a bitcoin wallet connects to third party nodes, which are able to collect and track some sensitive information (your transaction data, clustering your UTXOs etc).
By connecting a wallet to your own node, you don't leak such information anywhere. Everything is going through your own node. Plus you don't have to trust third parties to tell you if your incoming bitcoin transaction is valid or not (= to tell you if you hold any bitcoin at all).
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I remember I read it on somewhere that HDD's are a better choice than SSD's.
Found one thread where they discussed it:
You may want to take a look.
Looks like if you fiddle with some parameters like dbcache, you can keep the SSD safe from harm.