I've never done RAID before, so pardon if this is a silly question.
After having a lot of problems with my OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, I want to be prepared going forward. Is it possible to RAID 1 my OCZ Vertex with a spare HDD I have kicking around? If my OCZ fails (which I am 100% confident it will do again) I want to be able to continue on my other drive while restoring the SSD (or killing it with fire).
The drives used for RAID must be identical for best performance.
I'm sure it's technically possible, but it's a bad idea because of the drastic differences in the drivers and mechanisms. Just set up a daily automatic backup. Windows 7 has the feature built in.
I'll second dans' comment: run a backup of your system daily, and establish restore points in case of failure. RAIDing a SSD to a HDD will slow down the SSD with all the writing to the HDD, and may cause a premature failure.