Today New Egg came through with 2 1-TB SATA drives. I got them for $79 each after rebate. Intalled them today in a RAID-1 array. It was my first try at setting up RAID, and appears to have gone flawlessly (knock on wood). My Vista "Windows Experience" index comes in at 5.5. I've downloaded a few crucial progams like Firefox, Thunderbird, various IM programs, and of course Full Tilt Poker. Now begins the task of downloading a couple dozen other apps that have built up on my desktop. Here's a snapshot of my desktop before the crash. I captured it last week, in anticipation of having to start from scratch with a fresh install:
Should be a busy weekend.