Application Benchmark: WinBench 99 Disk Winmarks
Business Disk Winmark
It is pretty obvious that standard applications like Microsoft's Word or Excel do not benefit much from a faster storage subsystem.
Highend Disk Winmark
As opposed to Business Disk WinMark, the Highend Disk WinMark clearly shows the difference it makes to have a fast storage system. Here, the results are about 50% faster with a setup that uses at least three IDE channels.