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I would imagine using deepfreeze on an SSD drive would significantly speed up the degradation process and would significantly reduce the life of your SSD. Constantly writing large amounts or data to the drive over and over doesn't sound like a good idea. Anyone back me up on this?..

I would suggest running something like Acronis True Image Home to do a weekly (or daily if you require it?..) image clone of the boot drive to one of your storage drives. The beauty of this is that when your drive does become slow (and this will happen with all SSDs eventually) you can do a clean wipe with your favorite utility, and then restore the drive from the image you made to restore its performance.

Other than my suggestions which I think you should definitely consider, it sounds like what you are hoping to do with your drive setup would be possible, but I think you should consider the other's suggestions of going with just one boot drive.

I think if you're planning to use your pagefile (depending on the amount of ram you have installed on your rig) you'll find that 40g is going to push the limit. Not to mention if you turn hibernation on, you'll also be eating up that drive space.

I've found that 64gb is a workable size for your OS drive. If you're planning on installing any apps that you want to be able to run quickly, I'd suggest upgrading to a 100+ size drive. They have come down considerably in price.

I recommend the C300 drive now, or the Vertex 3 drive that should be out literally any day now. Either way, you should wait for the release of the Vertex 3/C400 drives, because they will inevitably drop the price of the SSDs currently on the market if you want to save a few bucks.

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I would imagine using deepfreeze on an SSD drive would significantly speed up the degradation process and would significantly reduce the life of your SSD. Constantly writing large amounts or data to the drive over and over doesn't sound like a good idea. Anyone back me up on this?
Why would you be writing large amounts of data over and over? Aside from temp files (which you could easily relocate), what data do you need to write to the OS partition? It's not as if you'll be doing any Windows updates while in deepfreeze, and programs and documents will be stored on a different persistent partition.
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40GB is iffy with Windows 7. First thing that comes to mind is the Winsxs folder that archives GB of updates. I remember it getting to 20GB. Ridiculous.
I'm using a 50gb vertex 2 as an OS drive + applications right now. 32.7gb free out of 46.4 and that is OS and basic applications (virus scanner,movie and music player,winrar etc etc).

I also got a 40gb intel ssd for my games that have long loading times (mainly RTS') since it was on sale and included Shogun2 which I was going to buy anyway so I basically got this one for $40
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I'm using a 50gb vertex 2 as an OS drive + applications right now. 32.7gb free out of 46.4 and that is OS and basic applications (virus scanner,movie and music player,winrar etc etc).

I also got a 40gb intel ssd for my games that have long loading times (mainly RTS') since it was on sale and included Shogun2 which I was going to buy anyway so I basically got this one for $40
Are you sure that's 32.7GB free? Because I seem to recall a fresh install of Windows 7 x64 already using around 15GB or so (not counting the page file, hibernate and system restore off).
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