I would have thought the newer SSDs have faster read speeds that should improve resume from hibernation times, like the Mtron or OCZ Core Series. Which SSD did you test out?
WDC 10k RPM 2.5In 150 / 300 gb drive.
Here's a short review
Here's the drive
Ok being a bootup freak i've done CF expermentation, as well as solid state drive experimentation.
CF was unstable at times, and I didn't like configuring HORM, and EWF.
SSD has fast boot, but slow read times (this affects hibernate resume).
So i tried this baby and BAM, fast EVERYTHING.
Startup - full XP 6 seconds from XP splash direct boot to roadrunner.
Hibernate resume is around 7-8 as well.
SSD was at least 10. I know the 3 second dif ain't much. but every little bit helps.
It's an awesome Mofo.