I ran a Windows Experience Index and found my hard drive to be the weakest link with a mere sore of 5.3. This coupled with a lengthy boot time led me to find a faster storage device. I have an 80GB Seagate Barracuda from an old PC as the primary partition, and a 1TB Seagate Barracuda as the secondary partition for games only. I would like to send my install and programs to a SSD, but would I notice a difference?
My motherboard supports SATA II. Do I need SATA III to benefit from SSD speeds and would SATA II bottleneck a SSD?
I've seen SCSI drives with 10000-15000RPM. Can someone explain what SCSI is (summarised, without just pasting the Wikipedia link), and how it's relevant to gaming. What I understand is that it's for portable storage devices or something similar. Would a SCSI drive with adapter be of benefit to me?
Which is faster? I'm assuming the SSD is, but are SSDs reliable? Is there anything in particular I should know about them, like which brands to look out for?
I bet this gets asked a lot but where can I get a cheap SSD? Anything above £60 is too much, and the space I need is between 16 and 64GB. 1GB per £1 sounds optimum, and I an reduce the number of files on my primary disk to make space, but these SSDs are notoriously expensive.