I've currently got 2 80gig barracuda IVs. I was thinking about getting 2 more to do a raid 5 on a adaptec 2400a and boot off it. The additional two drives and the controller would run me around 680$ to my door. I'd probably want to get a 64meg stick of crucial for it too.
I wanted to run it by you guys real quick to see what you think. I've read the sr review on the promise sx6000(crap), adaptec 2400a, and escalade 7850(I have no 64bit). The adaptec seems to be my best choise + I'm a bit of a adaptec fan. The performance looks like it would be better than a single ide drive in most things and a little better in most.
I would very much appreciate any advice/input any would have.