In my new system, I intend to get 2x Maxtor MaxLine III NCQ 250GB 7V250F0 SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-094-MD) (note has 5 year warranty!) OR 2x Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 NCQ 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A31636) (HD-002-HI) My questions, which of these two combinations is most reliable, normally maxtor aren't meant to be amazingly reliable, but 5 years warranty must show some confidence? Also which pair is faster? AND if I was to raid them in striped, what would the fastest stripe size be? 32KB? (wondering as I have no previous experience with raid). Summing up the questions - whats fastest, raid and otherwise, and what is reliability like on these and raid nowadays. Thanks a lot!