For media like photos and videos no reason to use an SSD. A lot cheaper to use a nice big HDD for that.I'm getting ready to make a new PC next month or in January (based on availability of cheap parts). How are people doing disk space these days? I know people are increasingly going SSD, but are people spending the top dollars for large SSDs? Or are most people opting for a small to medium size SSD (say 512GB) and a large mechanical/platter drive (2+TB)?
I have a lot of photos and videos of family going back more than a decade so I need a 4TB drive minimum. I'm thinking of getting a 1TB SSD and then a 8TB mechanical/platter drive to future proof myself since I build PCs every 6-8 years.
As far as your OS, games, programs, etc, we're at the point where I'd at least suggest going full SATA SSD. M.2 SSDs are great but still pretty expensive for the 1-2 TB ones.
But yeah my suggestion is only use HDDs for media/file storage at this point. Once you start running all your programs on SSD it becomes really obvious what a difference it makes over an HDD even for really basic stuff.