Hello to all and thanks in advance for your help. I am planning my new DAW based on the following hardware and software: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Gigabyte K8NS Ultra 939 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (2) 1GB Crucial DDR400 (1) 160GB Samsung SP1614N (PATA) (2) 160GB Samsung SP1614C (SATA) Sony DRU-720A DVD +/-RW UAD-1 Ultra Pack Mackie Onyx F400 Alesis Photon X49 Traction 2 Ableton Live 4 Stylus RMX Scarbee Imperial Drums XL Scarbee Vintage Keyboard Collection Native Instruments B4 Native Instruments Pro 53 A few questions: 1) Am I correct in assuming the following hard drive configuration?: Drive 1 (IDE) - O.S. and Programs (Windows, Live, Traction, NI VSTi's) Drive 2 (SATA) - Audio files Drive 3 (SATA) - Samples and Romplers (Stylus, Scarbee) 2) As I will have only one computer and would need to connect to the internet, what is the best way to achieve seperation between the DAW and general purpose parts of the computer? Dual boot? Is it possible in a dual boot configuration to completely isolate the DAW from the perils of being connected to the internet? 3) How should I partition the system drive, i.e., how much space to allocate to what. Thanks again, your help is greatly appreciated.