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Old August 29, 2008, 03:33 AM
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RAID is not a backup. It only provides some redundancy. If you PS fries it will likely take both drives with it and you lose your data. If your comp is stolen you lose your data. If you accidentally delete a file then it is gone, no "backup". If you are worried about the integrity of your data you are better off getting a NAS or external enclosure and some good backup software.

Every on board RAID controller does RAID 1 these days so you can certainly buy the two 640s and configure them in a mirror. It will look and feel and work just like a single drive but if, for some reason, one drive craps out you will hopefully have everything on the mirror.
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