I have taken the plunge into the world of SSD I just picked up a 240GB Vertex 3 and Windows 7 64 bit. This will be going into a my Dell Latitude e6500 which I am hoping will extend the life of my machine by 6 to 8 months.
Currently the machine has a 250GB 7200 RPM drive with 100GB system partition where Windows Vista 64 Bit and programs get installed and a data partition (150GB) where I keep all my data files, source code, mail, images, music ... etc.
My reasoning for this setup is that the OS partition is easier to image, or re-install the windows without having to do a full backup restore which can be very time consuming. My three questions are.
Should I partition the SSD as described above in case I need to re-install Windows 7 or has Microsoft made windows 7 good enough that I should never have to re-install in case of a virus?
If I were to partition how big should I make the system partition? Should I stick with my current 100GB system rest for data?
This is my first SSD. Are there any known issues when partitioning SSD's or best practices that should be followed?