Why do you need 120 GB on your main HD? You only need to put Windows on it. You could map your documents folder to a folder on the second (non SSD) drive.
I do audio production, and some photoshop editing/manipulation.
The recorded tracks (@96khz) on the audio side take up not only a lot of space but can benefit from higher reads and
writes of the SSD. Meaning I could use the speed of the drive actively.
Plus I would need sample (prerecorded audio loops and the like) storage and that takes a lot of space but wouldn't gain the benefit of the read speeds if they were housed on a HDD.
Also I would want ample space for any other games I would play, Office, Photoshop and Cubase, virtual machines and any other main programs I would need, that is to say, if I wanted the performance boost from the SSD, which I would.
Yes I could have a storage HDD then take a folder and move it on the SSD 'pool' when I'm manipulating it, but that really is too much that I want to deal with. Plus Cubase really doesn't like dealing with files it can't find and I don't want to redirect it everytime. I just want to work.
In the end, I would actually be using the speed of the drive (not just wanting things to open up faster) and in a perfect world I just want 1 main HD (a larger SSD) and an auto back up to a NAS. This world will exist probably this time next year. :)
Oh I almost forgot. I need it to be quiet as well. Right now I have a fanless 8800GT and I'm waiting on a very passive cooler (if not fanless; I'm not holding my breath) for a GTX 460.
But like all things this depends on how FFXIV runs on my system. :) Edited, Jul 21st 2010 12:27am by Kierk