So you would pay $1200 for a hard drive "without hesitation"?
100% Yes for that storage space that ran at Samsung's claimed 1.6GB/s speed...
It would make a huge difference for image management where I'm often loading many 60MB TIFF files in the course of looking over processed images.
Now mind you I'd be backing that up on the cheaper "real" hard drives, but for working with that speed would be fantastic and easily worth the money in terms of saved time and frustration over the life of the drive.
The thing is, that drive will probably be more like $5k which is a much harder amount to take... probably $2k is the edge for my own use.