I figured we out to just start a new thread instead of continuing to steal that one... To be honest, for high performance drives I would either go with a Seagate Cheetah 15k.6 SAS or the Intel X25-M or X25-E SSD. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. Here is a link to where you can get Seagate 15.6 SAS drives: http://www.provantage.com/seagate-st3300656ss~7SEGS1P3.htm Some reading material for the Intel SSD: http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3403 You will probably get better write times from the disk drive. Your sequential read times will probably be similar. Access times and random reads will obviously be better with the SSD. The SSD will obviously be quiter and cooler. You have higher performance and reliability potential from the disk drive simply because it uses a SAS interface instead of a SATA interface. The latest generation of Seagates have FDE (Full Data Encryption) built into the drives. What I want to see is a SAS SSD. Even enterprise SSDs are primarily SATA. The SATA interface simply blows when compared to SAS in both performance and reliability. In the enterprise world SATA drives are primarily used for low end arrays or for remote backup storage arrays where performance isn't a top priority (we don't even bother carrying any SATA drives faster than 7,200rpm). FC drives are still good but are going away. No manufacturers that I know of are working on making any new ones. What is out now is all there's going to be until they end-of-life, then they are no more. Enterprise SSDs are still increadably expensive and unless you want to sell your car, I doubt your considering them (assuming you have a nice car). They are only being ordered by some of the most demanding HPC centers (High Performance Computer), ie: military and research facilities.