Fix my ignorance smart one. Is data shared across all drives. I own an 80gb and I ran out of space. Twice. 3rd time I screwed up in the registry from changing the default install location and I had constant BSODs.
Don't just sit there and feel all high and mighty about how much you know, educate others for the greater good.
RAID 0 (block-level striping without parity or mirroring) has no (or zero) redundancy. It provides improved performance and additional storage but no fault tolerance. Hence simple stripe sets are normally referred to as RAID 0. Any disk failure destroys the array, and the likelihood of failure increases with more disks in the array (at a minimum, catastrophic data loss is twice as likely compared to single drives without RAID). A single disk failure destroys the entire array because when data is written to a RAID 0 volume, the data is broken into fragments called blocks. The number of blocks is dictated by the stripe size, which is a configuration parameter of the array. The blocks are written to their respective disks simultaneously on the same sector. This allows smaller sections of the entire chunk of data to be read off the drive in parallel, increasing bandwidth. RAID 0 does not implement error checking, so any error is uncorrectable. More disks in the array means higher bandwidth, but greater risk of data loss.
Basically 4 x 60gb drives will = ~240gb of usable space which will be much much faster than that intel 240gb drive. Raw speed is what you want for a boot drive, you only need about 30gb for windows and drivers with extra space left over. Everthing else can reside on another drive if so wished.