It’s not that you should not run out and buy four 32Gb Intel X-25E SSDs and a high end RAID controller; however unless you are running a multi-user database, you might feel like you are wasting your money.  The Tech Report can show you exactly why that is in their testing, both real-world and synthetic benchmarks.  For sustained writes, these drives in a RAID 0 are untouchable.  For load times and booting, they don’t even hold the top spot.

“Intel’s X25-E Extreme SSD is easily the fastest flash drive on the market. Heck, it’s just about the quickest 32GB you can plug into a SATA port. Read on to see what happens when you hook four of them up to a hardware RAID controller in a striped array.”

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