What are you using for your hard drive setup? I am trying to determine what would be the best and most affordable option for me. The machine comes with the 250gb, which is plenty for the OS and my applications. Right now, all my data (not including backups) is barley around 100~ gigs... so not that much really. But of course, I only have an 80, 80, and 120 in my current PC, so not really a ton of room to begin with. But, I realize that a new machine and new drives might change that. I want some fast drives, I am considering getting at least 1 Raptor X 10,000 rpm drive, and then a Hitachi 400gb drive (or similar seagate/wd). But also, for backups, possibly adding another 400gb drive. I do have a 200 gig external right now (firewire), but it's not SATA or real fast. It's just more for some external storage. I don't really know if the Raptor is worth it right now. I know it's faster rpms, but on the specs it reads that the drive has a 1.5gb/s standard, while all the other larger drives now have the 3.0gb/s standard. People have said that the 3.0gb/s perpendicular drives can be just as fast as the raptor, with tons more space. I suppose right now, I'm considering this: 250 for OS and apps 150 raptor for scratch disk 400 for data 400 for backups/redundancy. 200 (slow) external IDE for backups/redundancy. This is alot of empty/wasted space though. a $240 raptor just for a scratch disk, sitting empty, and then some odd 50 gigs of data on a 400 gig drive, and then another just for automated backups. Does anyone see anything I'm doing wrong with this, or another option I can use?