I am currently using 2xWD Velociraptor 300GB in raid 0 and was wondering your opinion. Do you believe that replacing my two raptors with an SSD would reap me benefits? If so, how large? I was thinking of an OCZ Vertex 4 or similar.
Yes, when I went to an SSD in my desktop machine a few years ago I was running 2 74Gb Raptors and found the improvement to be astonishing. After that I put SSDs in all of my desktops and laptops. I use 240Gb drives now, but could get by with half of that if I didn't have several large VMs open a lot and use the SSD during video encoding (I don't care about large frequent writes killing it sooner since it saves so much time).