I currently have 4x Samsung 1gb f1's in raid 5 but running 4 or so server 2008 VM's I'm finding that disc time/queue is absolutely killing any performance. This is with a test environment which is just to help me pass my MCITP. RAM (8gb) and CPU usage may be nearly idle but the discs are just thrashing around like crazy with IO actions. I reckon SSD's are the answer since its all about seek time. I could really use 30 gb per server. The raid 5 will provide plenty of storage other wise but I could do with a 150gb odd drive to host the VM's themselves Any recommendations as to which drive? An SSD would indeed give some good performance for VM's?