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SSD RAID 0 or not?

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System Name BlackDeath
Processor AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE c3 3.5GHz OC
Motherboard ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 790X ATX
Cooling CM Hyper 212+ Noctua Fan
Memory G.Skill Ripjaw 2x4gb, Kingston HyperX 2x4gb DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 5770
Storage Seagate 7200.11 3x1.5TB RAID5 + Intel 520 180gb
Display(s) Samsung 2494 - 24"
Case CoolerMaster HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Software Windows OS
Benchmark Scores Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse
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Alrighty,

The time is finally upon me to bring myself into the age of SSDs properly. In both cases I am planning on putting just my OS (Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit) and a few essential programs (Office, Browser, AV, etc..).

I have two options for moving to Solid State:

1. RAID 0 two (2) OCZ Vertex 30gb drives together. These are original Vertex drives (not 2 or 3) and according to SSDLife they are at about 79% health.

2. Use a single OCZ Solid 60gb drive. SSDLife: 97%

My objectives are 1. speed without an inordinate/complicated hassle and 2. Efficiency long-term. My specs are those listed under my primary machine: BlackDeath. I will be using my motherboard's RAID controls.

In either case I plan on simply selling the other SSD(s). For my storage I plan on using 5 1.5tb HDDs in RAID 5 (an ordeal for another thread I guarantee you!)

Anything else I can add? Just ask. I am asking simply for your input, commentary, tales of triumph (or disaster), and most importantly advice.

Thanks!