Originally Posted by yannickhk
OT: when you have just one SSD for the OS, how to do you set the OS (windows 7) to save the libraries and the program files to another disc?? sorry about the completely off topic question but this has been bugging me for a while.
I just set this up the other day for my mother so I can answer! To set the Libraries, you just right click them, select Properties, and then click "Include a Folder." You can then add and remove folders as you please as well as make whichever one you wish the default save location. To install programs to another disk, just make sure to do a custom installation each time and choose the new location.
She was tired of her external drive and wanted a more reliable solution so I got her an 80GB X25M for her OS and her program files that it would make sense to be fast (Quicken, etc.) and she has two 500GB F3's in RAID1 for redundancy as we mapped Quicken to store all of its files there as well as putting her photos and other media.
I am nothing but impressed with the SSD. Read and write don't matter at all. Having the OS on there and having iTunes open literally the second I click on it is magical. That program takes a good 8 or 9 seconds to fully load on my i7 machine and hers is just a Core2Duo.
Anyways, sorry for the threadjack Mac. I know you have read a lot about SSDs and I know you also don't want to talk about them anymore, but I figured in answering the above question I might as well throw my experience in there.
I've actually been subscribed to this build for a few days but chose not to comment because all I wanted to do was say how beautiful and epic the build is and will be (which has happened a lot in this thread already), and express my sincere confusion with regards to your opinions on SSDs.