quote: I'm saying that the storage isn't the bottle neck. How is that not obvious? I'm also saying that your argument of 200mbps is invalid, because 200mbps is 25MB/s. Almost any harddrive can hit that in a sequential write. This has NOTHING to do with synthetic and everything to do with whether its a random write or not. Downloads are sequential mostly.
quote: Synthetic benchmarks have NOTHING to do with it. Notebook harddrives can easily hit 40-60, even the slow ones. So that's 320-480. A decent notebook drive could go well beyond that.