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Basically this is my setup:

OCZ Vertex2 (60GB) > Windows disk
15TB, a mix of WD20 and 10EARS. Mostly 20's.

And to my problem.
I have a 200Mbit/s connection and utorrent either wants to cache in RAM or directly write/read to disk.

The problem starts when I run ~50 torrents and push my connection to its knees. I have one of the 20ears disks as a incomplete/complete folder disk. Meaning, I download everything to one disk, and use 2 folders on it.

When I run 1 turrent at a time, NO problem.
But 50, well either my available RAM goes down to 0.
Or my disk starts to get overloaded.

I want a solution!
I just ordered 2 F3's. To use one as a download drive, the other as an upload drive. Will this work?

And how about raid? Will it really help any?
I max out at about 26-27MB/s from my internet connection, and obviously it's a little bit too much for my poor EARS disk to handle.

So, what could you recommend me to do?
Would the dual F3 setup work? Or should I just get SSDs instead?
I thought of raptors, but then I'd rather just get SSDs. Same price and better performance. Thing is, I don't want to spend a fortune just for the sole purpose of utorrent..
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Gene Z
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5970CF H2O
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500K ASUS Max Gene Z ASUS 580GTX CU II G.Skill Ripjawz  
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
WD Black 1TB/64MB Air Corsair 850 Temjin TJ08-E 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K Asrock Z68 Fata1ty Pro Gen 3 2 x ATI Radeon 5970 Corsair Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 120GB Seagate 7200.12 80GB LG BD Burner GPUs watercooled / CPU stock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 24" Samsung LCD Some old junk FD 1000W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
800D Microsoft something Its round, with a picture of a cookie Onboard (Realtek something) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3960X Asus Rampage IV Extreme GTX580s (4) Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz 
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1080 + 3x360 Windows 7 Samsung 8005 55" Corsair AX1200 
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