I have one 7200rpm 500GB SATA and 1TB 5400rpm SATA. If I buy another 500GB 7200rpm and create a RAID-0 of those 500GB HDDs; then can I see performance increase in general usage, video encoding/decoding or games loading ?
Can anyone give me suggestions and some performance numbers if they have ?
Raid0 will help with you transferring big files. Its not going to help windows load faster it will actually slow it down a little. I dont think that the performance gain youll get will be like night and day as it is with an ssd. The snappy feel you get with an ssd cannot be replicated with spindles becuase your still dealing with latency and seek times. The os does alot of random reads and writes and thats where the ssd shines.
I understand that ssd is out of your reach right now but all I can say is just try it and see if you notice a perfomance boost. Not in benchmarks but real world performance boost. Raid0 looks good in benchmarks period.