ok, so here is what i have to work with in my g5... one 74gb raptor two 400gb 'stock' sata drives one 40gb 3g ipod one 60gb photo ipod this comp will be used for 'everyday' tasks as well as fcp, motion, dvdstudio, shake, logic, photoshop, flash and a few other things... ill be turning my old PC into a server (i have about 600gb of space in that to work with). i plan on having it automount on all the macs in the house (my new g5 and 3 ibooks) so that we can all have a central music library that can be added to anyones ipod, and free up space on local drives. ill also use the server for backups. so as for all the drives i listed above, here is what i was thinking about doing... 74gb raptor: boot drive, apps, scratch disk (should i make a second partition for the scratch disk or just leave that drive as one big partition?) 400gb: home directory, downloads, virtualpc partition, livetype fonts, etc. 400gb: media drive... all video, photoshop, websites, audio, etc. 40gb ipod: use as firewire drive... copy my home directory to that so i can take my settings w/ me wherever i go??? 60gb ipod: use for music as a standard ipod so does that seem like a pretty good setup or should i make some changes? im thinking i could put apps or scratch disk on the first 400gb hd instead of the raptor, but would i see any sort of difference? (i probably wont see any real world difference from that, right?) ok, im tired... off to bed. leave me comments for when i wake up plz thanks.