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There are still some misconceptions about the strengths of SSDs
on January 13, 2010
As I mentioned in the comments to another review that did not rate this drive so highly:
I own this and the Intel 80gb G2 SSD, and, yes, the 40gb is slightly slower at loading up windows than the 80gb. Moving from a WD Caviar Black to the 40gb Intel dropped my Windows 7 boot times on my desktop from 34 to 18 seconds, and i think the 80gb boots W7 in under 15 seconds on my laptop, but once Windows 7 gets to the password screen, I can no longer tell a difference between the more expensive 80gb and this 40gb version. Everything loads instantly - there is no lag time on opening of programs any more. If cost is a factor, the only reason to choose this over the 80 or 160gb versions is if you're putting this in a laptop and need extra room. Otherwise, just use the 40gb as an OS drive and keep all your music, pictures, and video on your old hard drive.
This has easily the best performance/cost ratio on the market today. Just make sure you download the Intel SSD Toolbox and run the cleaner every once in a while, and your SSD will stay nice and fast.