Modern malware will not respect boundaries such as a boot drive and a data drive. Years ago folk peddled advice that partitions would protect your files during infection or an OS install.
Today we see this was all wishful thinking as folk lost it all over and over.
Let's say you wanted to have a backup copy. Why not one of those fine SYNC APPLICATIONS like Goodsync, Syncback or many others and when you feel the need or weekly, run the sync and then put the drive back into storae?
I am udgrading my Optiplex 170L. It has a IDE and SATA connection. I disconnected the IDE and added a 1 TB SATA drive. Now I want redundacy. So I am thinking if getting a PCI RAID Card and another 1 TB HDD and set them up as RAID 1. As I was exploring this option, I was told it will be better if I have a separate boot drive so the virus can not mess things up. Question is, if I added another drive to set it up as a boot drive ie C drive. How do I then configure the two 1 TB drives as a RAID 1 for storage of data? Is this possible? Any suggestions appreciated.