My current desktop PC has had a pair of IBM 75GB 75GXPs in (striped RAID using the abit IT7's built-in controller) it for quite some time. I know these are historically miserable drives, but with good cooling, I've had luck thus far.
Recently, I've deciced to build a PC for the entertainment center for Tivo-like functions. For this project I purchased a single WD 200GB 8MB cache drive. (WD2000JBRTL)
A friend of mine said that the single new drive would be 'tremendously' faster than the old raid pair, and that I should stick the big drive in my primary PC, since the old raid pair would be plenty fast enuf for a tivo-like PC.
I don't have a bunch of benchmark software installed, and I'm sure my setup is not 'optimized', but I'd like to know if anyone else has considered a similiar jump, and knows if the performace leap is really worth me redoing my main PC or not. The size difference isn't important to me (150 vs 200), but I would definately do a scratch reinstall with a new drive, and that would be very time consuming for me (tons of crap installed).