I'm a web application developer for a large company where i develop a application currently running on Tomcat/Java + MySQL.
I am finally getting my on personal testing and development machine. I will be rewriting it to PHP. Is it worth using Ubuntu 64bit on it? Because i had a idea since it's a dev machine only and all the sorce code is svn'ed to a seperate machine i wanted to use RAID 0 for all 4 drives. I need fast access speed because the application uses quite huge SQL selects over a huge amount of data.
Or it's just not worth it and should i just move the database to a RamDisk and not bother at all with RAID 0?
Tools are no problem either because i will be using eclipse for the development.
Machine specs: 2x Quad-core Intel Xeon e5620 (yay for 8 physical and 16 logical cores :) 10GB ddr3 ram 4x 160 SAS disks