I have a couple of queries on my planned RAID 0 setup. First off, I'm showing my WEI score on why I'd like to do this.
Judging by this, we all know that my 80 GB Seagate 7200 RPM is the bottleneck of my system. A SSD drive is out of the question since it's too expensive for my budget. I can get the 80GB drive, which is exactly like mine for $10 and my motherboard supports RAID 0. Will there be a significant improvement? Will the size be around 160 GB?
If I end up actually doing this, my main concern is not to reinstall the OS. I understand that you need to fully reformat the drives before setting them up for RAID.
Is there any free or paid Imaging software that can image my 80 GB drive at it's current state, set up RAID then restore the image to the new RAID 0 setup? Thanks in advance.