I need help on chooing the right way to set up a RAID 1 Tags: NAS / RAID External Raid Software Storage dsl2000 November 17, 2012 9:06:46 PM Hello all, I bought two western digital 2TB green drives a while back and I am planning to make some use of them during winter break, and would like to put them in raid 1 for file backup. I am only going to back up videos, pictures, and some other files, it will not be a system backup, no NAS. My motherboard is Asus P7P55D-E PRO I am currently looking at external raid enclosures, I don't feel like using an onboard raid controller, I might be switching my mobo in a year or so. Here are the questions: 1. Should I go with software raid or external raid enclosure? why? if software raid 2-1. Which software is the most reliable? if external raid enclosure 2-1. Is this enclosure reliable? http://www.amazon.com/Cavalry-eSATA-External-Enclosure-... 2-2. if I have a $100 budget, what are some of the better choices for an external raid enclosure? eSata ONLY. if neither software raid or external raid enclosure 3. Why? What do you recommand? More about : chooing set raid | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>I need help on chooing the right way to set up a RAID 1> Related ressources: ForumHelp Chooing an entry level Raid Card (hardware based) ForumWhats the right way to set this up ForumLooking to set up RAID 1 , need help ForumThe right way to set up 2 HDDs and 2 cd writers? ForumNeed help setting up SATA RAID 1 on A8N5X ForumBest Way to set up SSD HD + Z68 + Win7 ForumHow set up raid 1 array with data already on one disk ForumProlly a Noob Q, but Need Help with RAID 1 Data Set ForumBest way to set up HDD/RAM/Readyboost for 32 bit ForumWhat do I need to set up a RAID 1 system and is it worth it? ForumNeed help with raid 5 + back up config ForumIs there an easy way to go from raid 0 to 1 ForumOS on SSD Cant set up raid 0 with HDD's ForumSSD for OS and Raid 1 for files? What's best way to do ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !