From what I hear, ssd doesn't really speed up load times for most games.
If this is from me, allow me to explain OP.
I'm going under the assumption that a lot of people think loading times mean exclusively the amount of time it takes to transfer data from secondary storage to main memory for execution. If this were the case, Windows should boot up in 15 seconds at worst on a given hard drive (100MB/s average, and I usually end up with 1.5GB of RAM used up on boot). That loading screen is also masking initialization and setup. Which explains a few scenarios such as:
- Windows 8's fast start up. Windows 8 on shutdown saves the driver state so it doesn't have to initialize drivers on the next boot
- Call of Duty loads laughingly fast on faster memory... because there's nothing really to initialize
- The Elder Scrolls takes forever (comparatively) when loading a save for the first time on game execution because it hasn't started the actual game yet. Usually every subsequent load is either instantaneous or much faster.
This is also why I've been telling people to stop and think before rushing out and buying $100 worth of RAM to use as a RAM drive thinking they'll have instantaneous load times.