At the top of the CNET Storage Forum are the titles most commonly used. Look again at GETDATABACK and Zero Assumption Recovery.

As to the raid wiping out the drive, that's normal when dealing with RAID. What's on the drives in the RAID can vanish when we change the RAID. Yes, that's often learned along with the need to backup what we can't lose.

If the content is irreplaceable skip all this and head to http://www.drivesavers.com
Bob