Last Friday I added a Sonnet Tempo Pro PCIe card with two (OWC) Mercury Pro 480GB SSD's to my venerable 2008 Mac Pro (2.8GHz, Dual Quad core). I set them up as a Striped RAID boot disc (running Snow Leopard) with my applications. This morning, I set my startup preferences to automatically open my usual apps (Suitcase Fusion, Adobe Bridge, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop). I timed both my old spinning hard drive and the new RAID ssd's. Old HD start-up time: 2:30 New RAID startup time: :30 Wow! Everything not only seems much faster, it IS much faster. Of course, processor speed hasn't changed, but the applications open fast and behave very snappy, and OS functions just fly. I do have some concerns about ssd reliability, so I've instituted an automatic backup schedule using SuperDuper that copies the RAID data to a backup hard drive every other evening. I might modify that schedule to back up to yet another drive on alternate nights, thereby giving me two recovery discs in case my ssd's go kerplunk. Anyway, with all the talk of the new Mac Pros making me jealous, I felt I had to give some love to my trusty old friend, and brag about it a little.