I'd like to know everyone's stance on these two topics. Personally I think RAID's are awesome (striping -\- mirroring is cool but more business-oriented), and raptors are too. Mathematically Raptors should be 33% faster than standard 7,200RPM Drives, but I've never actually seen any benchmarks or comparisons. RAID's should be 50% faster, so you'd think that two raptors on a RAID would be fast as hell. I myself don't have either of these technologies implemented into my system but I've used both of them, and they DO seem to make a difference. Just wondering what everyone thinks.