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any idea about what I asked above ?
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Any time a program neededs to write to disk or cache you will notice the performance boost.

Once the program is loaded and running you won't notice the difference.

If your after an increase that you will notice at all times then I'd grab a quad (9550 or the like), OC that ran to 1066 (may kill the RAM in time so do at your own risk) and upgrade your GPU a mid range DX11 card (ATI 5770 up or Nvidia GT450 up). But that may also warrant a knew PSU. And if your gonna do that grab a second drive for raid0
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Stay away from RAID0 like it was a 2 dollar hooker in Somalia. If you are long on hard rives and want a nice little boost of performance, try a RAID1 setup.
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I have been enjoying my 2x WD Velociraptor 10000rpm combo in RAID0. Weekly backups in Windows Backup/Restore to my internal 1TB and I am good to go. Caught the pair on sale for 100$ each on Newegg around black Friday. 200$ bought me 600GB of main storage, which I like. Setting up RAID0 (it will vary by mobo/bios obviously) was incredibly easy, and the extra bios boot screen is hardly an issue for me.

As far as performance goes, I haven't benched any read/write speeds etc, but I went from a single 7200rpm, and RAID0 demolishes it. It's on par with a couple of my buddies' computers using SSD. I am just very precise and timely about my backups.

To be totally honest, I was highly considering SSD for my current build (only about a month old) but I think the most cost effective option for me was the WD Raptors. If I ended up building mid-late 2011, I would have probably ended up with SSD.
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@OP:

RAID 0 will give you better read and write performance depending on the application you are using at the time. For example, loading big game files will be noticeably quicker using RAID 0, than with a single drive.

The scratch area that Photoshop uses for processing data will also be much quicker using RAID 0 than a single drive. If you run out of memory, reading and writing to the Windows swap file will also be quicker, since that is also being striped across the RAID array.

Booting Windows will not necessarily be faster, but disk-intensive operations performed by applications and games will be.

Additionally, as to the failure rates of RAID 0: all you need to know is that it only takes one drive to fail in RAID 0 for you to lose your data. It's the same as running a single drive and having that fail, so treat it the same way. Perform regular backups.
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