Are solid state disks a good idea to speed up a PC ? I see that (for example) the OCZ Apex 60GB SSD reads up to 230MB/sec and writes up to 160MB/sec.
Standard SATA 3Gb/s beats those times with a real speed of 300 MB/s. Is it the elimination of the 8 ms seek-time that gives the advantage to SSD? What proportion of a file-transfer is seek-time as opposed to transfer time ?