On 1/20/13 at 1:21 AM, eMartinSerrano@telefonica.net (E. Mart=C3=ADn-Serrano) wrote:
>I am thinking of installing a 256 GB Solid State Disk (SSD) on my >machine to increase its performance.
>Anyway, the true actual candidates to reside in the SSD are Windows >8 and Mathematica, but I wonder whether it is going to really boost >the performance of Mathematica considering that the machine already >has 12 GB of RAM.
Likely replacing your hard drive with a SSD will have no effect on the performance of Mathematica. Where it should improve performance is cases where Mathematica needs to read/write data to the hard drive/SSD. I would guess for most of what you do Mathematica performance it bound by CPU and memory rather than I/O.
Also, you should pay attention to other parts of your system. For example, you cannot take advantage of the greater though put of a SSD that supports transfer rates of 6Gb/s if your system bus is limited to transfer rates of say 3Gb/s.