RAID 5 could save you from drive failure, but the more common RAID 1 dutifully writes errant data to both drives corrupting 2 (or more) drives at the same instant.
I'm concerned when I read that RAID is considered a backup. It fails the usual requirements of backup on too many (if not all) points.
Okay, well it's been about a year since I was last on here so I wanted to get some help on this self build and then I remembered I'm registered here (and glad I am). Well here's my problem I want to find a nice case with 4 5.25" drive bays, 2 3.5" external drive bays, and 6 3.5" internal drive bays, now the last part is the hardest to find, but this self build will only have 1 250GB SATA II drive, but I want to make it have all 6 slots on the motherboard used and I want to have them in a RAID so I can have them backed up (reading through all my RAID options). So if you know of any like that that are under $100 or are really nice quality and under $120 that would be helpful, but I really want to try to get one with a side panel if possible (what I'm 14 and I have friends come over what I enjoy showing off).