Hi MDL, Currently I'm looking for ways to increase performance on my PC. I know there are a lot of factors that contribute to that, but my question is about drive performance. I know that RAID (I mean RAID 0 here) can enhance performance, but I also know that an SSD gives a huge boost. My question is: what do I choose? I've read somewhere that the boost that a raid-0 array gives is barely noticable in everyday PC usage so if that's true it would be more sensible to choose an SSD. If, however, raid 0 does boost overall performance it would be a lot cheaper. Also, if it would be wiser to go SSD, what disks can you recommend? I've looked at some OCZ Vertex disks and they look promising. In case they are relevant, here are some specs of my PC Intel Core i7 930 @ 3.2Ghz 4 GB RAM Western Digital disk: 1TB @ 7200rpm -> If I were to go raid, I'd purchase exactly the same disk as I have now. Gigabyte EX58-UD3R motherboard -> I would be using the raid controller on this mobo.