Hi, I'm trying to get clarity on how to best setup a RAID for our 'new' server. Our needs aren't crazy, we aren't doing any streaming video - mostly file serving. And we don't even need that much total space - we've lived fine for a couple years with only 360GB total. Data security is our main priority. Our current server is starting to crash a lot, so it needs to go. It is an old G4, with a Highpoint 1820a RAID card connected to 3 internal SATA drives on a RAID 5. This has been pretty solid for the last few years. Our 'new' server will be a G5 1.6Ghz single processor tower (2003). It has 2 internal drive bays, and 3 regular old PCI slots (not PCI-X or PCIe). So I'm trying to choose between a few simple setups, wondering about overall throughput mostly: Option A) Throw a couple 'enterprise' SATA drives in internal bays and use software RAID (Apple or other) to make RAID 1. - If I do this, I'm curious if I should partition the RAID to have the boot drive be on this as well? Any dangers of not being able to boot or fix RAID if there are RAID problems? Option B) Throw our old Highpoint RAID card on a PCI slot and use that to connect 2-4 internal SATA drives (using kit to mount extra drives if needed). - If we do this, we have a few choices - two RAID 1's (one for boot & one for files); a single RAID 5 (with or without a separate drive for boot); a RAID 10 (probably partitioned for boot & files). So there's a lot of different ways to go here, I'm just wanting to see what would be at least as good as what we've had. I mostly don't know how much of a factor the older standard PCI slot plays into overall speed. THANKS!