Hello, I'm looking for advice on upgrading my hard drive. I currently have WD 7200 rpm hard drive. Debating if I should add a SSD for windows files and games and keep the HDD for storage or if I should upgrade to 2 HDD in Raid 0, maybe the 1T Spinpoints.
Any decent SSD will be MUCH faster than any HDD or RAID0 array. (Well, that assumes that you connect by SATA 3.0 or 6.0 Gb/s ports, and not by the earliest SATA (1.5 Gb/s) system.) Cost per GB is higher for the SSD, but if you want speed that's the way to go.
What elel is talking about is a well-known caution on RAID0 systems. They are TWICE as likely to fail as a single HDD because BOTH drives in the RAID0 array MUST be error-free. If ONE of the drives fails, you lose ALL the data on the entire array. RAID0 users NEED to get religious about backups!