Just got an SSD recently and it's extremely fast for big files (reads in the 240mB/sec range and an obvious improvement running the machine). But I also do work that uses a huge number of very small files, and I was surprised to find that the read performance is so much lower in that case. The 4k benchmark was actually slower than my old hard drive (about 40mB/sec), and loading up a project is also a little slower off of SSD versus HD. The files I'm loading are typically in the 60k range which should be better performance than 4k (and I would think better than HD, but that's not what I'm seeing on my machine). Looking at some SSD benchmarks online (on PC), 64k is still down from the max speed but not much, about 180. Are the results I'm seeing fairly typical? Is there any way to speed up the performance of the SSD drive with those smaller files/reads? Are there any formatting options for SSD that make a difference? This is a brand new drive with the data copied over to it, very little writing of files since then. Maybe I'm just out of luck, but it seems like I should be getting better performance on SSD than HD (people doing the same thing on the PC side seem to be).