good day guys. Was woundering if i can pick your guys brains a bit. I have just got my dual 2.8 quad core MacPro I am deciding how and if to do a raid on it. apples website says it can do 0,1,5,0+1 but that its software raid http://www.apple.com/macpro/technology/storage.html Now to my understanding never used software raid before. This will use my cpu more to do the the striping and what not. I was leaning twords raid5 but not sure any more. Any how suggetions comment Right now i have 4 drives in there 320g that came with it and 3 500g 7200 drives that i had in a nas laying around A few questions. 1. Has anyone used Software Raid5? whats your thoughts on it? is it worth it with the speed decrees and the extra load on the cpu? 2. Is it better just to get some raptor drives for my OS drive and do either a 0 or 0+1 fact that raptors are only at 150gig kinda get me. 3. i have not install vista on this machine but do plan to once i get a 64bit version. Once i setup a Raid5 will i be able to boot camp and format a ntfs for vista? I've gone though the process on my laptop ie boot camping but does it work the same once you have the raid setup? I am really torn here. The MacPro does everything for me at home from the occatinal COD4 on vista to media streaming tons of movies and music to encoding video and email. I do the majority of my work from my laptop but do most of my numbercrunch proccess on that mashine any comments or suggestions would be great.