here's my dilemma. i have all the parts for my ANUS. i ordered everything for a complete build. but i also have a couple items from my previous pc that might be worth putting in my ANUS (ouch). in particular i have an adaptec dual channel ultrawide scsi card, a seagate 20gig ultrawide scsi drive, a yamaha scsi CDRW. my new ANUS parts list includes a maxtor 133 40 gig and 60 gig drive. here are my (best) choices as i understand them: i can get a raid card and set up the 2 maxtor drives as raid 0 as Opus has described in previous threads. put my IDE plexter CDR on one IDE channel and my CDRom on the other. (am i understanding correctly that the bios sees the raid card like a scsi device and will let me boot from there?). or in addition to the above raid setup i can install the scsi card, hd and CDRw instead of the IDE cdrw. aside from more disk space i'm not sure what else i would gain. the cdrw speeds are close(the plextar ide is 24x the yamaha scsi is 16x). i guess the real questions are can i have a raid and a scsi card on the same board? is there a better config that i'm not seeing? i don't have the raid card yet. is it worth getting? it is worth the addional bucks to get the ATA133 raid as opposed to the ATA100 raid cards. help me pleeeeeze....i'm so confused .