Thanks for the information.
I'm not so sure if I want a Samsung 7200rpm, sataII drive or a 32gb flash drive for my boot. For the Samsung it would be short stroke as well (30gb maybe) then have a larger drive for storage. Seeing that one of the 32gb Adata drives has 230mbps read, and 180mbps write the Samsung F3 500gb with a short stroke should be awfully close. (I know access times are longer on mechanical drives, Ubuntu already boots in 20 seconds on my 9 year old rig anyways. haha) http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-hard-drive-charts/h2benchw-3.12-Avg-Write-Throughput,1013.html
What do you think, Samsung F3 short stroke vs 32gb mlc ssd?