I'm sorry, when I said SAS I meant 2.5 Solid State Drive, sorry had a complete brain fart.
Sorry to be so blunt, but it a complete waste of money. If you want to improve anything, start with your mobo, CPU and memory, then invest in a good raid controller and a whole bunch of old-fashioned disks, which will set you back quite a lot in $$$.
SSD's are great to reduce load times of programs, but do nothing for editing. Now this may be different if you have around 24 or more SSD's in a raid30 for storage and 4 SSD's in a raid10 for OS & programs, but that will cost you mega bucks. SSD's are not yet ready for prime time.
SSD's are not ready for mass storage.
If you want an SSD equipped system, calculate on at last $ 20 K for any reasonable storage and don't count on any significant performance increase over conventional disks.
Thanks Harm. I should save money for a few months and get that 6 core or duel xeon, 2Gb DDR3 Ram sticks and a good motherboard,
So a SSD as a boot drive will only boost load times not performance when editing?
I can't afford it, but my ideal system would have 4 Intel Postville SSD's in a Raid10 configuration for OS & Programs and at least 24 Cheetah 15K.7 600 GB disks in Raid30 on an Areca ARC-1880iX-24 with 4 GB cache and BBM, but the cost is prohibitive. Around € 1,500 for 4 SSD's (160 GB), € 12,000 for the Cheetah's plus the cost of the Areca controller € 1,500 (or more), so the cost of the disk setup alone would be around € 15 K.
Sounds like a lovely dream. Sleep well...