Although theoretical write speeds should double with RAID-0, if both hard disks are connected to the same ATA-100 IDE cable, wouldn’t the cable be a bottleneck? So, effectively how much performance gain could I expect from a software RAID-0? Is a hardware RAID significantly faster than a software RAID? Anyone have benchmarked statistics? In a related matter, if my swap file is on a separate hard disk wouldn’t the bandwidth of the single IDE cable also be a limiting factor?