Re: i5 build: Sandy Bridge vs. Lynnfield for office computer
That SSD is better; it certainly is faster. However, what will this drive be doing? I have an OCZ Vertex 2 60gb and it lowers my bootup time considerably...the only thing making it take 30 seconds is the BIOS booting up; windows takes about 10. With mine, i have, win7 64-bit, all my startup programs (google talk, xfire, norton, steam) as well as all my steam games (just black ops :P ) and google chrome and I have 17gb left, which is where I want to keep it to leave room for win7 updates and other programs that use the Application Data folder.
Reading files and loading websites is much quicker while switching from a standard 7,200 rpm drive to SSD. The SATA III will definitely increase the speeds, and pay just $10 more is probably worth it (compared to the 60gb drive) or you could go with slightly slower speeds and 10gb less space and save $34. But it's up to you.
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