From: Ed King 
curiosity got the best of me so I finally purchased an ssd drive...   oh and a 
new quad core amd cpu, mobo, and 8gig ram...    its quiet an improvement over my 
tired old 1ghz 512mb system :)

installed latest version of 64bit Kubuntu on fresh Intel 330 series 60 gig ssd 
and ran this test...

edk@fastweasel:~$ bonnie++ -u edk -r 8192 -d /tmp/ -m fastweasel20121121a
Using uid:1000, gid:1000.
Writing a byte at a time...done
Writing intelligently...done
Reading a byte at a time...done
Reading intelligently...done
start 'em...done...done...done...done...done...
Create files in sequential order...done.
Stat files in sequential order...done.
Delete files in sequential order...done.
Create files in random order...done.
Stat files in random order...done.
Delete files in random order...done.
Version  1.96       ------Sequential Output------ --Sequential Input- --Random-
Concurrency   1     -Per Chr- --Block-- -Rewrite- -Per Chr- --Block-- --Seeks--
Machine        Size K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP  /sec %CP
fastweasel20121 16G   934  99 245867  52 120421  35  4232  94 285793  45  9041 
Latency             13785us     208ms     574ms   44719us   94807us    7575us
Version  1.96       ------Sequential Create------ --------Random Create--------
fastweasel20121121a -Create-- --Read--- -Delete-- -Create-- --Read--- -Delete--
              files  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP
                 16 +++++ +++ +++++ +++ +++++ +++ +++++ +++ +++++ +++ +++++ +++
Latency               946us    1212us     874us     591us      57us     753us

edk@fastweasel:~$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       7920084     968324    6951760          0      77584     278820
-/+ buffers/cache:     611920    7308164
Swap:      8123388      38940    8084448