1) I believe you meant "OCZ Vertex 3" and "Crucial M4"
You're right, I have corrected my original post. That was the second time I had to type it due to some sort of glitch, and I got it wrong in the retyping.
2) ...Not sure how you can possibly think that there's no difference between a mechanical hdd and an SSD even on Win8.
I didn't say that there was "no" difference in speed. I just said that with my testing of Win 8, I'm confident that the performance will be excellent WITH OR WITHOUT an SSD. So at this point, I find it not necessary to install Win 8 RTD on one of them only to have to rebuild the OS after the RTD trial expires.
Furthermore, how you think that storing music on an SSD makes any sense. MOST people (if they don't have enough space on an SSD alone) will put their OS and programs on the SSD and documents/pictures/music/movies on a mechanical hdd since those items see no benefit from residing on an SSD. Try that.
For this one, you should re-read my original post. I did not say I was going to store "music" on it.
Well, I understand the misunderstanding. So here it is: I specifically referred to my sound sample libraries for my orchestral virtual instrument plugins. To further clarify, I was referring to my DAW (digital audio workstation) system and software. I currently have something more than a terabyte of sound samples. Loading the bigger ones can take a significant amount of time. I would think that an SSD would improve this, at least for some of the libraries.
3) If you really don't want them and think they're useless, I would be happy to take one or both of them off your hands for free. Send me a PM and I'll give you my mailing address!
I appreciate good humor, but your comment was a slap that's based on a totally incorrect premise. I was not saying I wanted to get rid of my SSDs, but instead I was looking for some suggestions as to how I could put them to use given that my original intent is kind of no longer necessary.