Originally Posted by midcarolina
Hardware is Asus motherboard w/ i7 Quadcore CPU 3.2 6x500 gb raid 5 Hard disk (2.3 TB)
That is a nice system.
Be sure that your raid is properly set up before proceeding. (With some of the problems you have been having you could even go so far as to completely rebuild it but if you are confident about its performance then that is your call)
Are you setting up your machines in lvm?