Do I absolutely need an SSD?

I don’t fully understand the benefit of having an SSD. HDDs provide far more storage and are a lot cheaper. I’ve never had a problem with hard drives, never randomly lost memory or anything like that. I usually don’t carry them around to where they can take physical damage. And if I can only pull 256 GBs on a decently priced SSD, I see no benefit to having it when I could buy a 2 TB hard drive for a lot less.

SSD is much faster in read/write speed as compared to HDD. It has no moving parts in it, so it has a long life than HDD. By the way, you can put both SSD and HDD in your system.