I'm looking for some drive configuration advice. I have a 2009 MacPro quad with 6gb RAM. The current drive setup looks like this: 640gb boot drive with 400gb system and data 1tb 7200 drive with 700gb photots 1tb 7200 with 800gb movies used as a media server 750gb 7200 drive with 100gb scratch partition and 150gb of music used as a media server Externally (firewire) I have: 500gb with 200gb of network shares for other computers on the network 1tb time machine drive backing up boot and network shares 1tb clone of photos 750gb clone of boot I also have various drives of archived photos The computer is used mainly for photography with Photoshop and Lightroom as the most used applications. I'm looking to do the following: Set a drive system up that is efficient Speed up application launch. MS Word takes 8 bounces compared to instant on the Macs in the Apple store and images (high res 21mp files) take a while to load in PS. Setup a good backup system in case of a boot drive failure or a failure of a data drive. I'm not too worried about the movies or music as I have all the disks, it would just take a long time to rip them all again. I would like to be able to have more of my images live on the system instead of archived. I'm okay with ditching current drives for larger and/or faster as well as setting up a esata box of drives if necessary. I'm not too interested in SSD at this point as I feel they haven't reached a good price point yet. Thanks for any help I get!!