Actually the thread title is misleading, since I plan on configuring this setup in a 2010 12-core Mac Pro once (if ever) it is released. I'm really eager to configure everything now. Given that the basic configuration and compatibilities of the 2010 Mac Pro will stay the same, I am wondering if this RAID setup will work. Please note that I do need this amount of speed for my line of work (video editing in 4K and higher) so please reserve comments about the necessity of such a setup. I have searched high and low for the configuration I am about to present. Since I have not found anyone with this specific setup (I have only seen similar setups in 2008 MP's and earlier with the usage of iPass cables), I really need to know if I'm making the right buys. First, I will be installing 4 1TB Samsung F3's in the 4 hard drive trays and putting them in RAID 0 through software RAID. These drives will create 1 volume for my scratch disc and storage for demanding editing projects. (I will be using a 4TB external drive for Time Machine to back this up). Next, I will be installing a RocketRaid 4321. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115066&Tpk=rocketraid 4321 From this I will use a mini-SAS to 4-SATA to connect to 4 128GB Patriot Torqx SSD's for RAID 0. These 4 SSDs will be mounted in this enclosure in the lower optical bay: http://www.addonics.com/products/raid_system/ae4rcs25nsa.asp This will be my OS volume. Additionally, the 4321 has the external mini-SAS which can be used for a mini-SAS to 4-eSATA cable, which makes my heart jump for joy. Additionally, I will be adding a 5th Torqx drive to connect to the SATA ODD for Bootcamp. I don't know yet where I'm going to put it in the case, but I'll find somewhere to place it with some velcro or double sided tape as it's an SSD and you can do such things with them. In the upper optical bay I will have a Blu-Ray burner. The problem I'm foreseeing is that the SATA+Power connecters that run from the Logicboard to the optical bays are attached to one another (I think they're called 22pin SATA connectors?), so in order to separate the power from the SATA and still make the SATA usable, I will use a SATA power Y splitter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...re=sata_power_splitter-_-12-200-161-_-Product I will also need one of these to power the Backplane: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16812816038 And I will also need a female-to-male SATA connector so that the 2nd ODD SATA can be used for the Bootcamp drive: http://www.opentip.com/Electronics-Computers/Cablestobuy-Ft-Sata-Male-To-Female-Cable-p-1061287.html. Am I missing anything? Am I overthinking? Are there any simpler methods? This is the only way I've found to connect 9 hard drives internally including a Blu-Ray drive. Thank you in advance!