I have to disagree on both points. I have both 2x raptors in raid 0 (used to be my windows drive), and while it was quick, the SSD is a lot quicker. In regard to the drive 'wearing out', have a look here: http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/9291/36/ Intel says you can write 100GB of data per day for 5 years until the drive may day. As a typical windows drive, it wouldn't be more than a few GB of data of writes per day, in which case, the SSD will long outlive your life, let alone your computers lifetime. As for small files, the SSD is waaaaaaaay quicker than even a velociraptor at small files and with trim (which your drives have with windows 7), rewrites arn't an issue either. I just feel that the drives arn't being put to good use just as game drives, you'll certainly notice the difference with the SSD's being windows drives.