Solid State Hard Drive Versus HDD WinXP Boot-up Time

In our recent fall IDF coverage we told you about Intel's upcoming Santa Rosa platform for Notebooks that employs something known by its code name as the "Robson" module, that incorporates NAND Flash in a solid state disk-cache design.  Here's a little demo of Fuji Siemens notebooks loaded with Windows XP and what NAND flash disk caching can do for boot times... 

If you were expecting more of a performance boost, remember the OS itself has a lot of influence on boot times as well.  Vista's new Windows ReadyDrive technology should really take things to another level and not just with respect to boot times but disk access in general.  

Good stuff.