[QUOTE=zivija;2494581]So they are not faster than standard HDD’s? I can wait next 6 months or so, maybe some of better models became cheaper. I don’t need more than 32GB.[/QUOTE]
On a clean install, the boot to desktop time is roughly a 10 to 20 second improvement between SSD and a HDD, mainly due to the hardware initialisation accounting for most of the boot time. Application launches take a little longer on HDD.
Unfortuntaely, besides the price, what puts most people off SSDs is that they don’t think long-term, such as how their PC will perform let’s say 3 months or more after regular use.
Over the months, the SSD will maintain pretty much the same performance as a clean install. For example, my video was after regular use for 3 months, not to mention a rather cluttered installation. When I next get a couple of hours to spare (maybe this weekend or next week), I’ll clone my SSD onto a new WD 500GB caviar I have handy and take another video of it booting. I think you’ll be in for a surprise.
For Windows XP or 7 32bit, you’ll get away fine with a 30GB drive. For Windows Vista 32/64 or Windows 7 64-bit, I would recommmend a 60GB drive. If you don’t plan using Hibernation, I would recommend turning it off to save 2GB to 4GB of space (equal to your RAM size.) You can also save space by redirecting your user profile to a hard disk, as it’s basically the applications that get the main benefit with an SSD.