There would be no noticeable difference while playing games. But Windows would load faster, and games would load faster. That is, if you go with RAID 0, or RAID 0+1, or RAID 10 or one of the striping RAID configurations. If you did RAID 1 there would be no speed difference, but in case one of your drives failed, you still have all of your stuff on the other.
It is an IDE drive. I'm asking so I can justify to myself spending the cash to replace a 6 year old hard drive. Ive spent so much time upgrading other components it never occured to me that the drives themselvse could just be outdated. Thanks for your help.
I'm guessing you're going to want SATA. But are you planning on doing RAID? And if you are then would you want RAID 0, which is data striping and will create a speed boost in loading times, especially noticeable in loading times in games. Or would you want RAID 1, which is data mirroring which creates an exact replica of the same thing on each drive so if one fails you still have all your info on the other. Here is a good site about RAID.
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