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Nope, I think you are quite right Bryan. I have been checking around on the web. The fastest non RAID disk I have found so far is 150 MB/s, but this is an ultraSCSI interface. In pure SATA, the above Velociraptor at 120 MB/s is the fastest I have seen.

RAID'ing would seem to be the next step - the one that delivers the next major leap in performance. I checked Apple's web site - they want $799 for their RAID card. That seems just a bit expensive for the increased speed that would result. You can buy whole computers these days for less than that

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