Searched around the various SSD threads in here but most are typically about replacing a single physical platter drive w/ a single SSD.
I'm currently running on the current Macbook Pro (13") and using an adapter kit, I swapped out my optical drive to add a second HD. I use the laptop almost exclusively for software development and almost always have a virtual machine (VMWare Fusion) running, typically a Win7 environment.
- OS drive is a 250GB 5400 RPM Toshiba
- VM drive is a 320GB 5400 RPM Western Digital
Watching activity monitor, I frequently beach ball the machine when my guest operating systems are running, and while their are certainly memory and cpu spikes, the beach balling frequently correlates to my disk I/O (as reported by activity monitor) spiking hard.
I plan on picking up a SSD drive, probably a 128GB Intel. But I'm not sure which partition to place onto the SSD to get the most bang for my buck. E.g. move my operating system over to the SSD or move all my VMs to the SSD. If it helps any, I never have more than 1 guest OS running--primarily because my machine simply can't handle it in its current form.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated--