Originally Posted by Jinny1
What??? Reinstalling windows once a year is not going to save you 10 hours a week :S
In my field of work, yes it does. You factor in faster boot times and shut down, faster program loading, faster video encoding on SATA III channel, etc. For example, my work on 3D Max, Maya, and Adobe has never been faster. My hard drive has always been the major "bottleneck." Now it's not. It's in sync with the rest of my system. And I'm getting so much more done in a week than I did 6 months ago. 3D Max used to take forever to load sometimes, now it's almost instant. And video encoding has never been so streamlined as far as speed and consistency. I can multitask without having to wait for one process to finish transferring.
As far as reinstalling Windows every year, it helps with my registry, with any unfound viruses, and a clean install almost always works better than one that's been piling up junk for 3+ years. That's just how it works for me. Maybe someone else that just surfs the web won't need a clean install like I do, or won't benefit as much with a SATA III SSD, but everyone has different uses for their PC and different setups. If I installed all of my programs on my SSD, then I wouldn't benefit from that extra space. So putting the programs I use occasionally on my mechanical saves me time and SSD space.
It's like trying to keep a clean house. You know that you'll always find some kind of junk piling up in the closet or underneath or in your couch, no matter how clean you are everyday. That's why you take the time to clean your house once every year. To take out the excessive unneeded junk. No one's ever that meticulously clean, with anything.