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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help Chooing an entry level Raid Card (hardware based) Forum Whats the right way to set this up Forum Looking to set up RAID 1 , need help Forum The right way to set up 2 HDDs and 2 cd writers? Forum Need help setting up SATA RAID 1 on A8N5X Forum Best Way to set up SSD HD + Z68 + Win7 Forum How set up raid 1 array with data already on one disk Forum Prolly a Noob Q, but Need Help with RAID 1 Data Set Forum Best way to set up HDD/RAM/Readyboost for 32 bit Forum What do I need to set up a RAID 1 system and is it worth it? Forum Need help with raid 5 + back up config Forum Is there an easy way to go from raid 0 to 1 Forum OS on SSD Cant set up raid 0 with HDD's Forum SSD for OS and Raid 1 for files? What's best way to do Forum Best SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !