Windows 7 HD and SSD Performance Analyzed
PCMark, Photoshop CS4, Crysis
Dropping an SSD into your new Windows 7 box will help performance across the board, as all three of the above benchmarks show substantially better performance with an SSD. Loading a huge file in Photoshop will be quicker, as will loading levels in Crysis. We're seeing performance gains of about 2x over a 7,200 RPM hard disk, roughly 1.5x over a high-end 10,000 RPM hard disk.