Just to clarify what I was saying earlier. The system drive in my desktop is an Intel SSD. I don't think the fact that it is an SSD is necessarily a problem.
My thoughs are thus:
Using Disk Manager, I'm going to shrink drive 0 (Momentus XT), and move files from "D" to the partitioned area.
Move windows to the XT drive, and see if I have problems. If not, then I'll just sell the Intel 330 and say "meh" to SSD's for now.
it could be a driver, controller, port, or cable issue as well.