NOTE user report on SSD running Filemaker Server 10
After following this SSD thread for a few days, I decided to make the jump and ordered a 100GB SSD from OWC (the Pro RE edition). I replaced one of the two 2010 Mini Server 500GB drives saving the other as a split partition for clone and storage.
This particular mini is a Filemaker 10 Server as well as a Rumpus FTP host. I didn't need a huge boot drive as the FTP files and FM backups are on an attached LaCie Big 5 RAID. (FYI, making drive changes inside the new minis is NOT for the faint of heart).
While true that the boot time is now remarkable (OS X 10.6 server booting in about 10-15 seconds), the amazing thing is the database. On a client machine I did a "find test" using our largest table, which has nearly 1 million records with 40 fields. I did random searches in a name field using common last names like Smith, Johnson, etc. Search results of 5000 or more routinely occur instantaneously. There used to be a lengthy pause moving from one layout to another where there were multiple self relationship, but the pause is gone. It feels like we replaced both the server *and* client computers, when all we did was buy a single $300 part. There is also *no* warm air coming from the back of the server any longer.
Thanks - very interesting!