I've got a 4310 en route. Based on discussion with HighPoint, it sounds like I can simply plug in the mini-SAS cable from the Mac directly into this card and have straight access to the 4 HDD ports. Let's assume they're correct. (**edit: they were NOT correct, the card is too short/ipass cable is too short. see recommendations below) My question - with the RAID card taking over the 4 HDD ports, should I be able to run my existing SSD in Bay 1 as a dedicated boot drive and the remaining three bays (drives) in an array? Basically want confirmation someone has done this - HP *thinks* I should be able to do this. FWIW the Bay 1 drive (SSD boot O/S) is strictly Windows 7.