As I mentioned in another thread I just posted, I am in the process of building a new desktop for gaming/VMs and I was wondering if RAID is worth having for a home desktop? I currently plan to have 2x 120GB SSDs in RAID0 strictly for Steam/Battle.net/Origin and 2x 256GB SSDs in RAID1 for the OS and VMs along with a single 160GB laptop drive I had lying around for random storage (backups, ISOs, etc...). I'm waiting for my new SATA cables to get here so I nothing is really set in stone so I'm wondering what everybody else is doing for their home desktop, are you running RAID and if so what's your setup? In the many many many years of owning computers, the only drive to actually go bad on me is a drive currently in my old NAS that has some bad sectors but is otherwise usable. I've only ever used onboard RAID (FakeRAID?) controllers once before on a desktop I through together with a bunch of spare parts (RAID0 for performance and storage because the drives were pretty old) so I don't know if it's even worth doing for SSDs without a dedicated hardware controller. Another option I was thinking of is I have an old Samsung 830 120GB SSD I'm currently using as an external drive for games so I can easily order another 120GB drive and setup 4 of them in RAID10 and then drop the 160GB HDD and have a single 256GB drive for the OS.