I am buying a new PC to use as a workstation for CAD, GIS, and Visual Nature Studio, a visual simulation app. I'm thinking an Athlon 64, 2gb RAM, with 3-120GB drives, as I have a decent but not large budget. I will use our server's Gigabit port and a GB switch. Can I use the server as the "mirror" data drive? ie. Can I use 1 drive for the OS/app drive, and the other two striped for data, and the server as my 4th drive?
Is there another option I should be considering? I'm more concerned with speed than reliability, though both would be nice.