Here the write speed is more like this:
SSDs min. 10-20, 70-110 ave and peak stays the same.
HDs min 5-10, 30-50 ave. and peak stays the same.
See Some computer tests sites like tomshardware or similiar for details.
I am using a 128gb for OS, and 2 64 for scratch. I have not installed the second 64GB as Raid0 scratch yet, so it is sitting aside.
These are the Patriot Torqx drives, and even without the raid0, I use 400p brush size to blurr smudge and there really is no lag on a file that is 700mb with layers.
They claim 220 read, and 135 write per sec. They are silent. and cant even hear my system with fanless vid card, quiet fan.
I have the i7 stable at 3.6 to 3.8ghz with no special modifications.
I am finally enjoying this system
Christopher if you are using a program to keep backing up for all your settings, can you suggest any? I am using Acronis 2010, but it is not preset to back settings like desktop stuff, plugins, etc.
Come to think of it, I think it might be easier to just back up the OS drive with everything every time you add or teak it enough (?)