Forgot to elaborate about the page file. After creating it as the first thing on one of the raid 0 volumes, I got rid of the pagefile on the c: drive. I have since deleted the pagefile on the raid 0 and it's now back on the c: drive. System still freezes.
Only a theory, but...
Your system looks pretty nice and pretty strong with one exception, and it could be the culprit here -- your power supply.
While 750 watts from some vendors would probably run your system reliably, possibly your Antec blue series is not giving your system enough juice when the going gets tough.
Consistent with this "theory", you were OK until you started hammering on 4 more drives.
Another much easier thing to troubleshoot here would be to slow down your CPU (for testing) and underclock your MSI GTX video (download MSI Afterburner from Guru 3D) and see if that does not help gain stability back with your current p/s.
I still haven't had a chance to tax the system burning every watt that should be available.
Just a minute ago I opened "computer" from the start menu, double clicked on D:MediaProjects raid 0 drive, and when I tried to open a folder on this raid 0 the mouse/system froze up again. Can't ctl-alt-del so had to push the restart button. I remember reading that raid-0 volumes can be quite fragile. I wonder if hitting he restart button on the computer case screwed up my raid. When I open the Intel Rapid Storage Tech from the tray, It says "your system is functioning normally" I hardly think that multiple daily crashes should be normal. Maybe I need to lower my expectations.
I'll try and turn the easy overclocking off in the bios and slow down the MSI.
An hour ago when I tried to open my computer from the start menu, the window opened but a green line started loading through the address window and none of the drives would show up in the right side of the window.
It may be farfetched, but I have encountered somewhat similar 'mouse-hangs' on my system and it turned out to be the batteries, that needed to be replaced in the mouse.
The mouse I've been using is the microsoft optical that plugs in to the usb and is not wireless. I'm trying an older ps2 mouse and keyboard today. The keyboard I've been using is ps2 as is the older one I'm trying today. Last night I downloaded some video from my kids b-ball games onto my green backup hooked in by esata Then I could watch 10 min or so and then the system would freeze and have to shut off with the power button on the case. I've watched several videos this way during the last few months withoug any problems until a few days ago. My tv is plugged in to the mini hdmi port on the MSI.
Do the power settings have anything to do with this?
I see in the power options advanced setings in the control panel the hard drive is set to turn off after 20 minutes of inactivity. I don't have any hibernate turned on but when I look at the power profile under operating system in the Piriform Speccy window, it says hibernation enabled. not sure why.
Another possibility is I haven't updated the BIOS or any drivers on the GPU. Never had a problem so didn't think it was necessary.
Any blue screen crashes?
I had similar problems after creating a second raid0 on my machine
Reinstalling the Intel rapid storage technology drivers solved it straight away
Maybe worth a try
In my experience, the older Intel rapid storage technology drivers induced high latency spikes when checked with DPC latency checker. It could be related and I would definitely go to the intel site and download the latest from there. The newest 10.x drivers resolved my issues with that, and it might help the mouse performance too.