Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy Doodle
When a 500GB SSD of good performance sells for $250, I will give it serious consideration. I've put small SSDs in my laptop and notebook with good results. I have a HTPC with a Z68 chip-set that supports using a small SSD as a smart cache for the HDD, which gives a bit of a boost, and SSDs are still too expensive for my desktop machine in my opinion. I say that as someone who once had their employer pay $1500 for a full-size 5.25" 80 MB HDD. That's MB, not GB. Yes, I'm that old.
Quote: Originally Posted by whs
Not bad for spinners. Nice for the data (if you move big chunks). But for the OS, I would go with an SSD. The access time on a spinner is just too slow.
I don't know what you are trying to do. On desktops, a 60GB SSD is ample for the OS.
None of my SSDs have more than 30GBs used for the OS. But, of course, I moved the user data to the HDDs. But on the SSDs I have the total system (less the hiberfile) all programs (and I have about 50 extra programs - but no games) and the pagefile I reduce to 2GBs.
Using an SSD as a HDD cache seems to be a waste for me.
On my laptops I use 80 and 90GB SSDs plus a big 32GB stick for the overflow data. Works fine too.