Just saw this video during class today and I know my jaw was on the table. Haha.
Samsung shows off face-melting speed of SSD RAID
by Dave Freeman on March 9, 2009
So we all know that SSD drives are fast, but how do those numbers translate into the real world? And what would happen if you had unlimited funds and wanted to build a 24-unit SSD RAID array to see exactly what they can do?
Samsung did exactly that, and came up with some astounding numbers:
* Microsoft Office opens in 0.5 seconds.
* 53 programs take 18 seconds to start
* Entire system can be defragged in about 3 seconds
Now of course, the price to build something like this is prohibitive, but the important thing is that Samsung has proven that it's possible, and pretty damn cool if you can set it. Bye-bye mechanical drives.
(26) Samsung 256GB SSDs
(4) Kingston 800MHZ FDIMM 1GB
(6) 1' SAS -> 4' SATA SFF 80871 Molex ->4' SATA POWER
(2) Bluray RW/ HD DVD Combo
(2) Corsair HX1000W Psu
(2) Intel QX9775 EXTREME Quad Cores
(2) Zalman Coolers
(2) Radeon 4870X2's
(1) Intel SkullTrail Motherboard
(1) Adaptec Series RAID
(1) Areca 24 RAID
(1) ThermalTake Armor