- Feb 17, 2007
- Hamburg, Autobahnland
- None anymore...
Second step will be another 1TB 7200rpm drive for a RAID0 stripe with the current system drive, and the (potential) third step will be an SSD to speed up the system even further;[/QUOTE]
A RAID 0 won't give you a noticeable better system response whereas even the slowest of the current SSDs will get you a massive boost. Sequential transfer rate isn't that important for responsiveness of the OS (you won't feel the difference between an SSD with 200 MB/s and an SSD with 500 MB/s), but a dramatically lowered access time is. With a RAID 0 you won't get those low access times of one SSD.
Even if the CPU isn't that fast it's still incredible how much faster a rig is with an SSD. I just installed an SSD in the notebook of a friend of mine (Core 2 Duo 2x1,6 GHz, 4 GB RAM) and it's clearly much faster than before.