I tried to build a striped software array of three 64 GB Supertalent SSDs and partition them for dual booting with OS X/Vista64. The project failed at the point where I had to stripe 2 or 3 Bootcamp volumes with the Vista disk management tool. Vista let me only stripe complete drives but not volumes on a GPT drive. This project was very important for me because with 3 SSDs I would run Vista and OS X very fast (600 MB/s) and have 2 SATA ports left for mass data (movies essentially). I was planning to fit a further array of two 2TB WD Greens for that. Luckily I experimented first with HDDs to find the limits and avoided to buy the third SDD in vain. I have now decided to alternatively buy 2 x 80 GB Intel 2nd Gen SSDs which will run my OS X. The Supertalents will be used for Vista. I have also bought an Addonix internal enclosure for the 2nd ODD bay. The main problem at this point is a lack of SATA ports. I have 6 in my Mac Pro. I have one ODD which needs SATA so the 4 SSDs leave me with just 1 SATA port for mass data storage. To alleviate the problem I'm looking at the Highpoint RocketRaid 2642 controller. http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/rr2642.htm The idea is to put the Vista RAID0 array on the 2642 controller to free up the Mac HDD Sata ports for the 2TB drives. The eSATA ports will be used to strip unused movies from the storage array and keep them on loose HDDs. I will be paying 140 for the 2642. My question at this point is wether I have selected the right controler in terms of capabilities and price.Is there an alternative which would be cheaper? It is rather expensive I feel.