Seek time is crisp, good to fast by the feel of the machine, cant seem to find an application that tests it realiably(sp?). The smaller file size transfer rate sucks though, but once the file size involved is in the 512kb+ range it moves like a Corvette on a gocart track.
That RAM drive setup would be nice to have, but the last time I checked-the price was way too much for me.
I had both a single ch raid controller and a nonraid before this monster I have now, neither performed any better than my IDE RAID arrangement. The 3400S smokes any of my last setups by a longshot. plus for $200 of my money invested, the 3400S was hard to pass up even though there are much better cards out there.
I'll try the (2) 2 drive array like suggested, and a 4 drive array on (2) chs. I've got plenty of time to play around with install Windoz.