Am I Thrashing My Daw Rig? in English newcomer forum Posted December 13, 2007 · Report reply Hi again, I actually would skip the RAID in your situation. A seperate drive for your operating system/programs and a seperate drive for what you are recording/playing back will be best in my opinion. (When you say "music library" are you talking for iPOD/mp3s etc? ;-) I'd get that setup and then if the problems show up again take a look at your hard drive and CPU performnce like Sebastian suggested. Try to determine if it's one or the other or both that is getting bogged down. Don't forget to defrag your hard drives too.