Hi guys, i just slapped my new computer together, and all went well, but I noticed after the POST screen displays, it lists my X25-M Intel SSD's speed at 3.0gb/s instead of 6.0...i know I installed it in the right sata socket, its a gray one and the mobo manual says those are the 6.0gb/s sockets. And I used the special 6gb/s cable that came with my mobo.
The motherboard is an ASUS P6X58D-E. Is there a setting in the bios or something? I did look through it quite a bit.
I don't know if there's a quick answer to that. In one sense, a good (like the intel) SSD will almost always be faster than a 10K drive. How much do you benefit from that, depends on your machine/workload. Windows boot, app launch could benefit, games might not.
Then, throw in cost per MB, different things you could do (RAID 0 of 7200 rpm drives, raid of 10K drives, mix SSD boot with std storage) and it's a lot to think about.