How Do SSDs Redefine Storage Performance?

Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage Application Performance

PCMark Vantage reflects typical PC multimedia usage. Still, it’s useful to see how much real life performance would change if you were to go from an eight-drive HDD RAID to a two-drive SSD array, if only as a point of reference.

A 3x performance gain for starting Windows is stunning given that the drive count drops from eight or four to only two.