Figured I'd throw in my 2 cents. I have an 800mb SS IDE drive with an nLited version of XP on it along with EWF. It seemed to boot a little slower in my system than the same setup from my 40gig seagate. I set it to come out of hibernation on every boot, and it would take about 20 seconds or so. Same thing from my seagate took about 8 seconds.
P.S. Anybody want to buy an 800mb SS Simpletech drive? It's a 2.5" version.