I've read quite a bit of threads and articles about raid but i still can't find an exact answer for my problem. I'm planning on buying a mac pro soon so I'm pricing everything out but can't decide if i really need the apple raid card. I'm a student developer and plan to use a mac pro for development (possibly video and photo work as well) and also be a media server for my house. I plan to use raid 0 but im not sure if it would be best to just use mac os X software raid 0 or spend the extra $640 (apple.com developer discount) for the apple raid card. I'm not so worried about spending the extra money on the hardware for better performance but I'm more concerned about spend more money for hardware raid when i can get the same results using the software raid. thoughts?