I'm going to build my next gaming system.
I do not care for the load time of Windows 7. It could take 15 mins, I'd just do something else meanwhile. So I'm thinking I put the SSD disc only for my games (and some programs usualy installed in C:\Program files.
My theory is that once Windows is loaded, all the vital parts are already in memory and having a SSD for the Windows partition will not speed things up significantly, after it has loaded.
I also intend to redirect
%TEMP% to this SSD disk.
Any thoughts? Is there are better way to get the most out of your SSD, for gaming.
Note that I'm only going for 1 SSD at the moment. Ill have 2 TB of diskspace on regular SATA disks.
System built and I've played around with a few directory links to the SSD. Windows is located on a SATA on the 6 GB/s interface. It starts slowly and turns off slowly, as expected, compared to the games and few programs I have on the SSD.
I choose to put my user profile on the SSD disk as well. I did however put all temp directories and cache directories on the SATA to prevent degrading the SSD disk as there are many frequent small read and writes. Its a nice addition to the overall user experience.
All in all im happy with it.