My server running Windows 7 is dying. I currently have a 20gb IDE drive for the OS, two ide 500gb drives striped for data, and two SATA 1tb drives striped for disk images of my other computers. The most demanding thing I use it for is streaming data to my Xbox 360 (videos on Windows Media Center), and as a PVR.
I want to upgrade it to an i3 processor, socket 1155, with 2gb of ram, then replace the IDE drives with Western Digital green drives, and put them onto a dedicated raid card. So my question is, will I see a performance hit going from IDE to a WD green drive if it's striped?