Originally Posted by Aquinus
I do something similar. I have a RAID-0 of SSDs for boot and applications and a RAID-5 for music, video, and files. I do nightly backups of my RAID-0 to my RAID-5 and along with that I have an external backup that I backup the RAID-5 to once a week.
Nice! I have a hardware RAID 5 with BBU using 4x WD Raptor 10,000 rpm drives for my SQL Server. The higher rpm drives are nice and quick, but the failure rate is higher than a lower rpm drive. I lose a couple Raptor drives a year. I have the RAID 0 drives in a software array. I maintain 9x arrays total (6x hardware arrays, 3x software arrays