Got my 10v today. Swapped out the RAM for 2GB, put in an OCZ Vertex and loaded Windows 7 build 7137.
WOW! This is my re-
boot time, which includes about 9 seconds shutting down and 9 seconds in POST. And I haven't even started disabling services and stuff.
I've had three Mini 10's (two went back due to crummy workmanship and one new-in-box is going up for sale now that I know I prefer the 10v). I think my best Vertex reboot time on the Mini 10 was 45 seconds.
Clearly the ICH7 I/O controller on the 10v is night and day faster than what the Mini 10/Poulsbo has to offer.
THIS is what I wanted the Mini 10 to be.
I haven't even booted the factory HDD. Cloned it to a faster 320GB to dual boot with Windows 7.... but for now, W7 on the Vertex is just too much fun to try anything else.
I think spending days researching SSDs and weeks on the OCZ forums led to a pretty good choice. I worry that some people may buy an SSD
just based on the Mfgr. read and write specs and for an Operating System drive, pure read and write specs are probably the least important thing to look at.
Anyway, yes I have my 10v now......LOL