VMWare is a powerful application which allows users the ability to run a virtualized Operating System from inside their main OS. This program is not only processor and RAM intensive but puts significant load on the storage subsystem with deep, heavy read/write IO requests to the drive. To help give you a general idea on the performance improvements from running a RAM Drive we have timed the time it takes to load XP SP3 from inside VMWare.
If you want excellent, ‘enthusiast grade’ / ‘workstation’ level of performance four of these little bad boys is the way to go. For two drive RAID arrays things are not quite as cut and dry as the bigger MX300’s do post very, very good numbers.