Looking forward to see the perf change because I'm thinking of doing this too.
Just spotted this so am posting a before & after WEI to show there is a performance increase. I just wish I'd thought to do a before and after CrystaDiscMark performance test to provide a better indicator.... I shall have to invest in that program for future situations
There is a difference of .2 in the disc data transfer rate, but what I find interesting is that my memory calculations dropped by .2 and my CPU calculations rose by .1 [I ran the test a second time just to be sure I wasn't seeing thing and it was identical]
Here is the current CrystalDiskMark test....
As I do not have a before to compare to I cannot be sure just how much performance I gained, but going by other results from others with SSD's it would seem quite a bit. Thing is, do I detect any noticeable performance increase? Yes, I believe my machine is somewhat faster in operation than before, whereby programs install, load and perform more quickly.
It also shuts down more quickly. However, there has been one small drawback with enabling RAID0, my machine takes a little while longer to boot, not by a lot, but it is noticeable by about 4 to 5 seconds. The reason for this I think is there is an additional screen during the boot sequence that provides opportunity for the user to make adjustments to the RAID array if required. Still, my machine boots in under 40 seconds so it is no major setback.
Am I happy with the 2 SSD's on a RAID0 array? Yes, I am, and would recommend it to anyone who wishes to get a performance hit and has 2 identical drives to spare.... yes, the same principal applies to platter drives. Moreover, it is relatively easy to do and most modern motherboards come equipped with on-board RAID controllers, so it is an inexpensive way to upgrade your rig's performance. The one thing you MUST do is install the relevant RAID drivers during the Windows installation, otherwise Windows will not start... "boot mngr is missing" is the message you'll get.
*NOTE* The above results were achieved without tweaking the SSD with TweakSSD [which is a handy little utility] or installing any SSD firmware. It's an as is installation and improvements may be possible with tweaking and firmware.... which I may do later. I also read that the Microsoft RAID drivers performed better than the AMD, Intel and Marvell ones, but I am yet to find and test those to tell.