Okay, first of all I'm not all that au fait with RAID (but have read up on it), so here goes... I have 4 x 1.5TB Seagate SATA II drives, and hoping to enable RAID to cater for mirroring in the event that a drive (or 2) crashes. My 3 questions are:
- What RAID level should I be looking into - RAID 5?
Will onboard RAID (onboard SATA) give me the same performance versus a RAID Controller card?
- Lastly (most importantly) what can I do to recover my data and the drive if any of the components contributing to the RAID array fail - like the motherboard or RAID Controller card?
My apologies if the title is a bit misleading as I have asked other questions, but i really didn't know what to call it!
Thank you (in advance)!
EDIT: Sorry, I should also mention that I intend to have keep a backup drive (external HDD) and run incremental backups to it at the end of every day.
EDIT2:: Okay, forget about question #2, as I found a really good article here explaining it.