This is a topic that's long-overdue... There's a lot of new technology that's out, or just about to be out, and it needs to be clarified. UATA 133, serial ATA, USB 2, Firewire, Ultra320 SCSI ... stop the madness! How do you decide which is best for your situation? Which is the best bang for the buck? Which is the best if money is no object? Which ones will be the standards of the future and which ones will fade into computing oblivion? My postings are basically half and half ... half the time I'm helping, half the time I'm looking for help or seeking knowledge. The latter is the case here. I could spend days of surfing to learn about this subject, but in the end I think I'd still end up with my own formulated opinions, and nobody else would benefit, so I think open discussion here would be a fantastic idea. My idea to start this thread culminated from the recent introduction of Ultra360 SCSI. My current thinking is ... Adaptec 320 card, Maxtor Atlas 15K(rpm) 18Gb and 73Gb drives. In reading-up on this combination, my thinking is that the ~$1000 invested would be well worth it when you consider the benefits that it would provide to a $10,000+ DAW. However, with the emerging technologies, will something else be able to match this sort of performance in the near future for less money? Will a good RAID system give you similar performance for less cost, AND give you the additional benefits of a RAID configuration? To me, and I'm sure many others, this is a very confusing subject. The constantly-emerging new technology is hard to keep-up with. I hope this turns out to be a very informative and enlightening thread.