Okay, I currently have two 360GB regular HDD's in RAID0, which gives me pretty good, and cheap, performance. I shall soon be running into some money and I'm thinking of an upgrade. I mainly do gaming, with a bit of recording and video processing on the side.
Here's my question, would I be better getting one 128(-ish)GB SSD or two 64(-ish)GB SSD's in RAID0, for best performance/£?
My price range is about £100 - 175. It would be really helpful if you could even recommend some drives!
I would get a single 64GB SSD for your OS, and you do know that a good single SATA II drive like a WD 1TB Black is going to be faster than the drives you have in RAID right now? I am using a 60GB SSD for my OS, and the WD 1TB for programs and storage, and the performance I am getting is pretty decent. But if you want the raw performance of the SSD's over a regular drive, (they are simply amazingly fast, I'll grant you that) I would buy the 64 SSD for the OS, and a 128SSD for programs, if that is enough storage space for you. But bottom line, just putting your OS on a SSD by it's self makes for a very, very snappy PC for everyday use. Boot times for instance are just crazy, my PC takes about 15 seconds total.
I'd quite like to have an SSD thats large enough for the OS + everyday programs + one or two of my most played games. I don't think 64GB would be large enough for me My current setup gives me pretty good sequential speeds, I think. Not sure if a single 1TB drive would give similar performance, although I may be wrong.