Guys, I am looking for some help. the DBA and the IT manager are locking horns over this issue and I am loking for an out..... We have a SQL Server database that is about 1TB and is very write intensive. We are looking for a recommendation for implementing on a server. The DBA says: 16 Disk RAID 1 (i.e. 8 logical drives that are physically separate) spliting data into multiple FileGroups C: OS and SQL server installation D: Main data table files E: Hot table files F: Hot table files G: Hot table files I: Index filegroups and backup files T: tempDB L: Transaction log IT manager say: keep data to 1 filegroup, let threading be taken care of by the RAID controller Can anyone help?