I will mostly be working with Autocad Software, Photoshop and maybe some other design software (architecture).
I will have a Quadro FX graphics card for rendering. So I am not so much interested in the performance of the design software (as that might mainly depend on the graphics card), but more interested in the Windows running speed (boot time, opening and closing apps, transferring files).
- A: 1x SDD with only Windows 7 installed + 1x HDD just for data
- B: 2x HDD Serial ATA 7200 RPM in RAID0 Strip (means data are split up, 2 HDs work simultaneously)
My guess would be that a) is still a bit faster, because there is much smaller delay in accessing files. For transfering files I would guess a) and b) are quite equal. What do you think?