Everytime my hard disk fails abruptly, i am forced to watch helplessly lose all the data. I have decided to put an end to this problem once and for all. What i am looking/not looking for is listed below. Please help me choose the right way to do it
A 1 TB raid 1 setup on two WD blue sata drives (software or hardware raid?)
Win 7 x64 will be run from a regular ide drive so even if os crashes for any reason, my raid should not fail (i don't know this, just hoping for it)
If one of the drives in the raid fails, i should be able to revive the raid without losing any data on the other healthy drive (Do i need to backup this data to a third drive in order to rebuild data after adding a replacement drive? If yes, this just defeats the whole purpose of using raid in the first place)
I don't use ups, random power failures are imminent. Will this fail my raid?
My mobo is a Gigabyte 78LMT-S2PT. Do i need a third party raid controller to achieve all this?
I am not looking for a NAS solution, just a raid setup (not necessarily out of the box) that actually does what it says.
My Seagate 1 tb external is failing so I need a solution asap