im just getting my new DAW set up and have a couple questions about setting up my hard drives. i finally figured out how to get xp to recognize them (thanks scott) and now im confused at how to set them up. heres my set up: one 40gig ide for system one 160gig SATA for audio one 120 gig SATA for everything else (mp3s, documents, etc) i know that its best to have a separate drive for audio, which is why i bought the separate SATA drives. right now its trying to install them in a RAID configuration. do i want thing? it seems to me that using RAID turns the two drives into one drive and that seems to me like it would eliminate the reason for having a separate audio hard drive. if i DO want RAID, why do i want it, and what type of RAID do i want (mirror, etc). if i DONT want RAID, why not, and how do i turn it off to recognize the drives separately? thank you in advance.