X61T Performance: Do Memory Upgrade 4 > 8GB OR HDD > SSD?
I am now on 2x2=4GB on Win7x64, so wondering if putting in an SSD would boost the performance more than the 4 > 8GB upgrade?
Which would give a better overall performance improvement? I know booting would get faster with SSD but overall usage?
I know that with Middleton BIOS it will CAP the throughput to SATA II speeds, but I am fine with that. If I get a 200+ GB SSD, I might choose a SATA III one (with low price & decent reviews) so that it could facilitate when "High Resolution Retinas reach the Thinkpad/Windows 8" world
Recent fall in SSD prices over last 1 week (120 & 240 GB drives going < 1$/GB ) is making me want to get one.
One of the usage scenarios I am in a lot:
- Chrome with Extensions and lots of TABS (LOTS) and Windows. Lots of reading & research (Typically always open)
- Office App(s): Word, Excel, PPT, OneNote (1/2 of them in conjunction with above, especially Onenote)
- Outlook + WLmail (Windows Live Mail) (Usually, one of the two, sometimes both)
Someone have a decent set that they would hand down for a decent price. Please let me know in my marketplace thread or PM me. WTB: 2x4GB = 8GB DDR2 PC2-4200/5300/6400 Memory for X61T