Ok, so several of my co-workers have been upgrading their work machines to use SSD hard drives instead of old spinning disks. They all rave about the huge speed boost on IO intensive actions like booting up, loading large files, starting apps the first time (before they're in memory) etc.
That got me to thinking, as I was waiting through load screen after load screen... would the same be true for my PS3? I've got to imagine that for downloaded games it will make a huge difference, since the game only exists on the HDD. But what about games that are on disc? Does the system cache a copy of the data on the HDD? or pre-load any of it when the game starts up? Has any one tried this yet?