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I could definitely use great write speed and average read speed.

Use RAID-1 (mirroring) and have lots of disks in parallel. You can combine them for great read speed, but you still have to write to every one of them so writing is not improved.

If your write speed was much faster than read then this would work perfectly.

It would also find applications in things like data archiving, warehousing. Or buffering huge amounts of data for later processing (like the large hadron collider).

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