I've set up a SATA RAID 1 for my samples, and wonder if anyone can tell me if it's worth it setting up one for my GS3 program and system disk as well. I'm using raid for reliability on stage, but I'm not sure if GS3 actually accesses the program disk once it's up and running and you're only playing...not editing gigs. I have trays for two drives, and could easily replace the system disk in case it goes down, but if the sytem disk is used during performance, I'd rather do RAID.
Another question is whether or not I should invest in a Raid controller rather than use the one on my ASUS P4C800 Deluxe. The motherboard controller is definitely hardware...at least, there are chips on the board that comprise the raid (supports 2 SATA and 2 ATA133.