SSD comparisons can be fun. Building a new system for my boss this time, I might be inclined to swap a few of my SSDs for hers! Namely my boot drive - Crucial's RealSSD 300. Great at sequential, apparenlty awful at random. This made me wonder, and google couldn't help me - when do these two come into play? When does it matter? Listening to MP3s Playing a single player not online game like Bioshock 2 Playing a MMO (WOW, KoTR [so awesome!]) Rendering AVCHD content of the 3 week old into a quicktime HD Movie to pop on the wife's iPad What kind of operations, in lay-man's terms, depend on sequential and which on randoms? I did spend a while googling after replying on the DRM thread, and to be honest, nothing answered my question directly! If you want to go for extra credit, in the SSD world, where these new SandForce controllers are concerned, how can an SSD like the Crucial listed above perform so drastically different than a Corsair Force 200 for instance (the drive that is captivating my interest at the moment for a boot/os/programs drive). Much love to the TG community as always. Edit : Someone emailed me asking about Star Wars Old Republic online... no I am not playing it, I am sure Rob knows some folks too in early alpha tests - I am just very excited for it an NO I am not a SW nerd and never even played galaxies once.