Originally Posted by koyeall
An SSD, interesting. Is the speed difference really worth $115 versus putting that $115 into something else? I assume it's for installing program files on so they're speedier, right?
I'll let the videos speak for themselves.
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD - Loading 10 Programs Simultaneously:
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD boot Windows 7 (~22 second boot)
Side by Side comparison (SSD left, HDD right):
It's really your decision in the end. I personally think an SSD is totally worth it, an extra $100 to shave significant amounts of boot time for me I say that's the price I'm willing to pay for something like that (although that said I am impatient and don't like waiting for things to load up).
On the SSD you just install your OS and programs you want quick access to. So lets say you do a lot of GIS and CAD work you'd put the OS, AutoCAD/Map3D/Civil3D, ArcGIS, GRASS, etc. on the SSD and everything else on your secondary slave drive (ie. movies/music/vacation photos etc.) Anything that you don't need quick access to or that loads up fast enough goes on the secondary drive.