Up until now, I have been using an external FW800 drive with my Macbook Pro and Final Cut Express to edit my weekly video podcast at http://mmanuts.com. I just decided to ditch the laptop in favor of a new i7 iMAC (en route) and ipad instead. I am looking to optimize my editing workflow with this new machine and would love some advice from the pros on both hardware and software If I plan to use the following programs, what would be the ideal hard drive set up? Does using multiple versions of RAID and separating the rendering, scratch etc storage make sense? Programs to be used: Final Cut X (and other programs) iMovie Adobe After Effects Basically we shoot a 60-90 min show every week that gets releases on our website in various formats as well as on Youtube and itunes/Zune etc. Current workflow: -60-90min 720p .mp4 exported from Final Cut -Same segment as above 640x360 itunes version exported from Final Cut -Short Highlight clips cut up from the main show exported from Final Cut in 720P Any advice in how I can cut down on time spent waiting for conversion and optimize speed using external hard drives would be appreciated greatly.