upgradation to ssd for speed gain, need suggestions.


Cyborg Agent
I Need to upgrade my old computer mainly for data access speed (mainly graphic editing) to ssd as main OS drive for a 4 yr old system (see config below)

Windows 7 x64 build 7600,
E6300@1.86 Ghz,P5B-Dlx Wifi,
4x1Gb Transcend JetRAM DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz,
XFX 7600GT,
Seagate SATA2 HDD 3.5 TB,Samsung DVDRW,
APC UPS 800VA,Logitech wireless mouse,
PSU CoolerMaster GX 450Watts.

Option 1. Buy Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD as main OS drive & keep all data on other 2x2TB hdd

Option 2. Buy Corsair 60GB Force 3 SSD x2 disk & make a raid (I think my hardware supports, else software raid) put the OS on this raid 0 for super speeds both in booting & data access.

Option 3. Buy Corsair 60GB Force 3 SSD x2 disk, use 1 SSD for the OS & another SSD for scratch disk & page file to have performance boost without the risk of data loss in raid 0

Option 4. Buy regular 1tb or 2tb 7200rpm sata hdd & use that for OS & use existing disk as scratch disk, the cost will be slightly more than 2 ssd but I will get much more storage space but less speed than ssd.

These ssd are 6gb/s drives which are backward compatible so they would work atleast 3gb/s (not sure if my asus motherboard have driver updates supporting 6gb/s)

To me option 3 looks best but need opinion from experts, ssd can be used for next system upgrade as they are 6gb/s sata drives. What do you suggest is the better option out of 4 options using ssd?
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