Oh man, I've been eyeing some of those OCZ SSD drives...newegg had one on sale a few weeks ago for a decent price...think it was 80GB for $90...might have been 60GB. But it was a great deal.
Anyway, running Windows 7 with more than 4GB of RAM won't do much you say? I've been dying to up that to 8, perhaps simply because I've never had more than 4GB...but I run some heavy games and when working from home some applications that are more processor intensive than are memory dependent (engineering applications etc).
On my laptop
, which is kind of old, Windows 7 runs even better than did Windows XP, and I've been using readyboost on it. I guess I don't have to worry about losing that flash drive anymore (the machine won't fit in my carrying case with the drive sticking out).
Honestly, perhaps it's been perception more than reality...but it sure had seemed as if readyboost had been benchmarking well.