Transfer System Drive To Wd Caviar Black 1tb

I currently have a samsung spinpoint t166 hd501lj 500gb hard drive as my main drive, and it only has about 50gb free so i bought a wd caviar black 1tb. I originally intended this drive to be a storage drive, but i've read some articles recently that make me question transferring everything from the sammy to the wd and using it as the system drive. Apparently the wd comes with a free version of acronis to do the transfer, so it should be pretty simple. Any thoughts/opinions on this? Will i notice quite a speed difference?

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