Over the past couple of years, I was determined to make 40 GB of (then expensive) SSD space work for my primary computer. Finally, today, the time came to upgrade to something larger. Not that the old drive has anything wrong – it’s just too small for Windows 7 and it’s bleeping “Side-by-Side” system to all fit nicely.
I’ve been installing programs to a regular spinning D: drive now since day 1. While the thing boots and runs a few staples installed on the SSD really fast (i.e. Firefox, Office and iTunes for example) – other applications aren’t as speedy.
I also went ahead and enabled the AHCI on my SATA controller. I can’t really perceive a difference, but I’m sure it’s there.
All for now.