C-Squarez, on 21 February 2013 - 04:27, said:
Yeah I think I might do that. I was gonna give the old HDD to my dad but I can just get him a cheaper drive and use my Spinpoint drive as a media backup. I'll keep it in the system.
I highly recommend windows 8 on a SSD. The speed increase over the already fast Windows 7 for me has been just as epic as moving to an SSD. As long as you can put up with the start screen, you'll be fine.
You might want to look at moving your 'users' directory, or at least your library folders to your spinner as you won't generally get all that much of an advantage in speed but will leave your SSD free for plenty of other programs.
Or if you're a big gamer, forgo installing windows and your programs on the SSD,use it for games. You'll get a rich and smooth experience like never before.
My girlfriend uses SSD just for her games and in some games, the difference is amazing. World of warcraft that used to load instantly on login.. well I thought it did, now does. So smooth, I couldn't believe the difference it made.