I have a field in a table that would be 'best' suited with a text field since the data can be extremely large. Would table size, reads, writes be faster if the column was a varchar of 3000? (so I can have more data read per sweep etc)? I remember that large data in the text column type will be stored in a separate section internally..will this affect speed? So basically how does the text type effect table size compared to a varchar of 2000-4000? reads?writes?updates?deletes? Thanks!