With my new X25-E, i did some benchmarks with database pattern (8k random reads and writes) together
with my other drives. Interesting that the X25 performs better on the old ICH7R than on the ICH10R.
The WD Black, the VR300, Raptor 150 and the X25-E without description where on ICH10R, the Raptor 74 on ICH7R.
The Areca-Setup is a 1220 (the old one with 128MB memory) with 3* 6400AAKS Raid5, Stripesize 64k in a P5W64 WS Pro (Slot with 8 lanes)
To get a reasonable chart, i had to use logarithmic scale @ y axis. At x axis, you'll find the queue depth.