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Raid 5 is not like that. RAID 5 distributes data and parity across all drives. RAID 4 uses a dedicated parity drive.

Ah. Okay.
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Originally Posted by dihartnell View Post

RAID 5 is generally more efficient in terms of usuable disk space, The minimum is 3 (66% usable) but you can use mor ethan that. RAID does not protect you from data corruption. Its for protection against disk failure.
Perhaps some higher end controllers will add data corruption features, especially in the case of power failure etc but they are likely quite expensive. If you want to protect the data itself then their is no substitute for a decent backup.
I use Paragon Free. Its an excellent backup program which can do disk, partition and file level backups.

I'm aware of that. What's written on one is written on all, even if it's wrong.

Intersting. I'll look into paragon. Is there any more software like this that's free?
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Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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