Originally Posted by blueiedgod
That was first gen solid state drive. It wouldn't have given you 10 second windows boot time. It would just be marginally better than 7200 RPM drive.
I would not be so fast to jump on SSD wagon. They still have a limited number of writes to the drive.
So, don't feel bad that you did not get it. You did not need it.
If your HTPC is on 24/7, then boot times become a moot point, and with a 4Gb thumb drive "Speed boost" the icons in WMC load up just as fast as they would with an SSD.
I have three SSDs already. I will never build or buy another PC without one, and I intend to retrofit all of my current PCs.
Also, while I don't leave my HTPC on 24/7 anyhow and actually power it off when not in use, I see remarkable speed increases during operations as well. For example, it's great to see Windows install updates in seconds rather than minutes, and it's remarkable how fast Norton Internet Security or Windows Defender will do a quick scan.
I have a 64gb Plextor SATA 6.0 drive in my HTPC and like it well enough I ordered a 128gb version of the same for the new desktop I'm building for my wife.