Like we already said, we tested the EN760 as a stock Plus model, with a 1TB 5400rpm drive, and with an SSD.
An SSD system drive obviously helps reduce boot and load times, improving overall responsiveness. However, as far as gaming performance goes, there’s not much of a difference – the CPU and GPU are the bottlenecks.
Still, an SSD system drive is a very good investment. It simply makes everything feel a bit more fluid. The boot time with an SSD is about 19 seconds, but with the standard hard drive you’re looking at a minute or so.
Bottom line – if you own EN760 Plus version get an mSATA drive, it’s worth it.
In the PCMark 8 storage test, the Toshiba SSD THNSNJ256GCSU 256GB performed much better than standard HDD. However in the PCMark 8 home conventional test, there is only small advantage when using SSD.