Western Digital Caviar Green HDD - 03:10
Crucial M4 Solid State Drive - 03:24
Western Digital Caviar Green HDD - 00:23
Crucial M4 Solid State Drive - 00:18.5
This is the cumulative average of 4 tests from each drive. I loaded a 90MB RME2011 project with around 962MB of Revit links. The file was opened as detached, no audit, all worksets, all local files. Surprisingly, the HDD slightly beat the SSD every single load test, but the SSD showed its benefit in every file save operation. In raw I/O benchmarking the SSD drive greatly outperforms the HDD both reading and writing, but again, these raw performance numbers don't always trickle down to Revit performance.