I have posted this else where as part of a different thread, but am not sure I got my questions answered, so I am creating this thread...
I basically need help in identifying if I need a SSD for anyone of the systems below. If the answer is yes then which of these two systems will benefit from an SSD and how big an SSD should I buy?
Video Editing system configuration:
I have a i7 2600k based desktop with 16GB memory for Video Editing. This currently runs Windows7 Professional (x64). The video card is a EVGA Geforce GTX 560Ti (448 core) card. The OS is currently installed on a Seagate 7200 rpm SATAII Barracuda 160GB drive.
A hp8440p laptop with core i5 and with 4 GB memory. This has a Nvidia 3100M video card and also runs Windows7 Home Premium. The OS is currently installed on the original HD which I guess is a 250GB drive. I use XBMC Eden with HD Audio patch. The audio is configured as pass-through to my receiver. I have mkv, iso, mp4, divx movie content; wav, mp3, aac, flac as audio files; jpg, raw, ps files for pictures.
I ran the Windows score a couple of minutes ago and the built-in graphics has the lowest score with a 5.0, hard disk with a 5.9, memory with a 5.9. In this situation, do I upgrade the HDD to a SSD (and if yes, what is the minimum capacity) or do I add more memory for better overall performance with XBMC?