Long time lurker, first time poster. I've never laid my hands on OSX so far. Last Apple I've used was the Lisa, a definite upgrade from the apple ][ Just order a 3.2GHZ MP yesterday w/base RAM & HD. I've also ordered lots of third party RAM and 4 X 64GB MTRON SATA SSD's. I want speed, not space. My question is: Can anyone tell me if using Apple's RAID card could possible get me any more performance over software RAID 0? (please, no warnings of high risk - I know what I'm doing) Also, what are the PROs or CONs to using either hardware or software RAID when it comes to booting OSX from RAID or using bootcamp for other OS's? I understand that bootcamp will not boot from any RAID partitions, but can it boot from 5th or 6th SATA drives while RAID volumes exist? Any meaningful feedback appreciated.