the second drive also has ubuntu installed on it and because of that grub is on this drive so if I remove the second drive windows would not be able to boot, I had considered maybe using that program that allows you to configure the boot loader from windows but I've forgotten what it is called and also had bad experiences with it in the past
yep i've got the 128, there's a slimline version too in case you need 7mm not 9mm thick drives.
I had a corsair that would blue screen of death me about 15s after waking from sleep (desktop). They couldn't help, got an agreement to an rma, but sold it to a friend instead who didn't care about sleep. Google sandforce resume from sleep issues, i assume you'll find something.