hey again, i have a late 2011 MacBook Pro 15 inch base model. i want to have the speed and power of 2 ssd's in raid 0 with the optical bay/data doubler, and maintain all my media on a external storage device with access over NAS. i have some questions. preferably from people with experience, or simply have knowledge from others who have. if you're reading this and you think you have an answer or opinion on one or more of these questions, i ask you - please share 1. Generally, excluding the possibility of a SSD drive failing by just being a bad drive, is Raid 0 risky and unreliable? i am aware naturally that if one sad drive fails, then all data is lost. but what i would like to know is if Raid 0, as a configuration (the blocks and the stripes) increases risk of failure in some other way? (non technical?) am i risking unreliable data saving/writing?? 2. is the OWC data doubler, a 6gb interface? i tried to google this but i couldn't find the answer. according to my system information, my optical drive bay interface is 6gb data (the same as the hdd interface). so i'm concerned that the data doubler might be slower than this like some other optical bays. which would kill the point to do raid 0 for me if it can't perform faster than a single ssd drive. 3. can anyone tell me what i might be in for by trying NAS? i want to literally keep all photos, videos, and music on this device. that includes making iTunes access its library over wifi, iMovie accessing video files, etc. is this a bad idea? is there a 'consumer' price model that can do this well? i basically want my laptop to be free of data storage generally, and just be used for applications and installations. 4. does anyone have a solution for how to access Discss/CD ROM etc on the macbook pro? you see, i don't mind having to plug in an external cd/dvd drive here and there when installing software, or watching a movie. but i'm thinking that when it comes to playing Games, that need disc, i would rather be able to move. is there any such solution that is the same as apples 'remote disc' ?? i would ilke to be able to play Command & Conquer General's remotely over wifi without carrying a external disc drive lastly, 5. will Time Machine backup a raid 0 setup like a normal hdd? i want time machine to backup my data to make sure i have a backup of what got incase i did suffer a failure or data loss. thanks for reading. i hope to buy 16gb of ram when i can in the future, but at the moment i'm just so happy that SSD drives are dropping down in price, to much more affordable ranges.