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Win 8 and hot swap drives

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I am building a new rig and I am probably going to use a pair of Samsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD's in RAID 0 for OS and programs and a large standard drive for data. I am also considering adding a 2nd data drive as hot swap as I have a lot of data that I usually do not need but that I may have to sometimes "burrow down" into the archives and get. Having the additional hot swap drive makes it easy for me to do that.
I understand that Windows 8 sets up recovery partitions on all drives and that if there is a drive change, even if it is not the boot drive that changes, that Windows 8 will still not boot. Sometimes it may be necessary to do a reinstall of Windows to fix things.
Have any of you seen this?
1.Are there any other issues with Windows 8 with multiple drives that I should be aware of?
2. Any suggestions on my choice of drive configuration for the new rig? (my other choice is a 512 Gb SSD for boot and programs).

I am using Win 8 on my notebook and a Tablet and I have no issue with it but those are relatively simple pre built devices. With my present Rig I have been using a 128Gb SSD for boot, a pair of Raptors for programs and a 1Tb standard for data, it is an older rig but this set up has been working fine. Since I built it the price of SSD's has come so low that the pair in RAID 0 is affordable.

Thanks in advance for suggestions, Info and comments.
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Just a bump hoping someone has a some experience with this.
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