I actually appreciate threads like this. SSD's are all that and a cup of coffee...but....I miss the sound of my raided arrays crunching away. Perhaps it's just for nostalgia sake, or I'm old fashioned...I don't know.
I've got a couple of 80gb Raptors from HP lying around...and after looking at them on ebay, I can buy them for 20-30 bucks, I may just get motivated to playing around with a raid array myself.
Please continue to post your experiences with your setup, I for one...enjoy reading threads along this line.
I have an extra(well many extras)LGA 775 socket set ups lying around, I'll probably do it in one of these. What are the specs of the pc you're using?