I got a runcore 64g T drive that speeded things up in my computer BIG time (compared to the 16g STEC). How much exactly I cannot say. Flash video performs much better. Another important advantage is that the heat is more evenly distributed because the drive is bigger. The bottom of the laptop does not get as hot compared to the 16g STEC.
There are a lot of posts on the forum about aligning the partition, especially if you are using windows XP. I did not do this. The guides I studied on the internet are either too vague, or do not address my situation well enough (I am a beginner and have no idea what strip size of RAID is, or the proper values to input for the Runcore are, etc..). The theory is that if you align the partition, you may get increased speed and overall lifespan of the drive.
Maybe someone will post an "align the partiton" walkthru for me that I can understand! Until then, I will just keep my drive writing and erasing more than it needs to.
dell mini 9, 1gRAM, 64g runcore, BT