I only have Windows 7 Home Premium, not Professional, so the mirroring option isn't available in Computer Management. Are there any good alternatives?
It's possible RAID 1 is overkill for what I'm trying to do, so please do speak up if there's a non-RAID alternative that might work. I just want to be able to store away files every once in a while (once every couple of months or so), locally (not online), and have them duplicated, in case one drive fails. I wanted to use RAID 1 so I wouldn't have to drag-and-drop everything twice, nor have to make sure I've copied everything identically. Finally, ideally, the duplication would happen "as-it-copies," so I wouldn't have to worry about waiting for a second drive "syncing" up separately.
Thanks for any suggestions!
@MPuckey helped me reach a better wording for my problem:
I'm not looking for a fool-proof backup system. I'm looking for, essentially, an external hard drive, that is also resistant to a single-drive failure, and convenient to use.