Solid State HDD as a SYSTEM DRIVE - Does it make a big difference?
Posted on 2011-09-15
I am building a new system for the home. This will make use of all of the latest and greatest hardware available:
- Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
- DDR 3 memory of the highest speed compatible with the above processor
- Matching ASUS motherboard
- 1GB crossfire dual display cards
Basically the best of the best, and I was wondering what people's experience was with Solid State Hard Drives? I'm thinking that if I got a larger solid state drive to be the Operating System hard drive ("C" drive) and store all of my large files and archive data on slower drives that this could increase performance significantly. Does anyone have any experience with this? Does it actually speed things up, or are there issues with this? I would keep all data on SATA HDD's in this system, but the "C" drive would be SSD.
How much is there to gain in this situation?