Well I'd never...
I just installed an Intel X25 SSD and right off the bat Photoshop ran like a dream...a very liquid and flowing dream. No other parts were changed.
I have a "normal" WD 1.5TB HDD which I used up to this point and it pretty much stuttered with every stroke of ze Wacom and I was afraid my machine had somehow become very obsolete (775 Core 2 Quad 2.8Ghz, 4Gb DDR2 and a GTX 280 OC'ed). I have a habit of keeping my Windows as clean as possible and checking the performance if I suspect a hiccup, but it was not showing anything out of the ordinary. I grabbed that SSD from work to test it out before buying...
Now. Holy Crap. Simple, pure, effective. Need to buy. Plus it's silent
Anyone else here having similar experiences with this new breed of HDDs? Or maybe you're thinking of taking the leap?
Just for the record, every machine at work has one installed that runs the OS and other software and they have been very reliable and...well...fast Software I use at work includes PS and Max with Win7 64bit.
Disclaimer : I do realize that despite my best efforts the other OS might be completely cluttered and I might be under the influence of "new stuff is bettar" but it really does affect the performance in a big way, that much is sure.