Samsung shows off face-melting speed of SSD RAID

So we all know that SSD drives are fast, but how do those numbers translate into the real world? And what would happen if you had unlimited funds and wanted to build a 24-unit SSD RAID array to see exactly what they can do?

Samsung did exactly that, and came up with some astounding numbers:

  • Microsoft Office opens in 0.5 seconds.
  • 53 programs take 18 seconds to start
  • Entire system can be defragged in about 3 seconds

Now of course, the price to build something like this is prohibitive, but the important thing is that Samsung has proven that it’s possible, and pretty damn cool if you can set it. Bye-bye mechanical drives.