After some research and advice, I've very recently decided to buy a 30GB SSD + 500GB 7200 rpm instead of a 300GB 10000 rpm. But I haven't bought yet because I'm still not %100 sure if I'm doing the right thing. I'll use the SSD as Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit drive. I'll obviously need to relocate my users folder, and maybe some other folders like program files, and the ever-growing winsxs (I've never heard of this one before). Some questions to those who've done this before:
Question 1: Is it an easy task to relocate these folders or is it gonna be a headache? The following link says it takes just one line of mklink command to make it work:
But then the following link says that I need to follow a different way and play with the registry too:
Question 2: Will everything work smoothly once the folders are relocated? Or should I expect some software failures, crashes, headache, re-installations, system failure, broken-heartedness, etc.?
Question 3: Once the folders are relocated, is it gonna be significantly faster than if everything was on a 10000 rpm? Say I have program files on SSD, and users folder on 7200 rpm. A software which has some of its stuff located in AppData folder in users folder will be working back and forth, so the speed will decrease whenever the software needs to access the 7200 rpm part of it. So where is the comparative speed gain (with respect to 10000 rpm) that we expect? Is it just when the program launches?