I've heared that before about the raptors. But i can tell the difference. It's better when you do lots of i/o. For web surfing and booting your puter, sure... not much of a diff, but you would not expect that either.
What i wan't to use the SSD for is VM's. If i have 4-5 VM's in VMware workstation running on a Intel Gen2 SSD, the snappyness and speed when working with these VM's should be in a different world than what i am experiencing now.
With VM's on a normal 7200 harddrive, the speed and feel of these systems goes to a crawl when all are working against the disk at once.
There are several in here that states: "if you know how to configure you drive for ncq, swap etc.."
It would be nice if these persons could explain a little more around this. What exactly do you do to optimize disk performance?