I have an old Athlon machine with 1.5GB ram and two HDDs and will install Windows 7 on it (for my mom to browse and mail). Can I get some extra performance out from the two disks? I see two scenarios:
A) building a "software raid array" using some tweaky tricky software, that emulates a stripped RAID array and sort-of-doubles read speed.
B) Simply installing windows on one disk and setting pagefile to the other disk so that virtual memory handling will not interfere with file reads/writes. (storage loss in not an issue)
What do you kind people think of it?