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Meaning that only one drive can fail or (bye bye) data? I just hope that doesn't happen and 2 fail at the same time.

pretty much yes, it actually is a goodidea to back up any RAID array. what i do is back up say my NAS RAID 1 array to an extrnal usb drive. it would be worth looking into when you have more money or whatever to back up your array in case of multiple drive failure. smile.gif
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Meaning that only one drive can fail or (bye bye) data? I just hope that doesn't happen and 2 fail at the same time.

How do you plan on setting up the RAID array?

I set up software RAID, since I had negligible performance requirements, but strict flexibility requirements. I bought 2 more drives a couple weeks later and converted RAID5 to RAID6 for the added redundancy.

My adventures are outlined:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1096974/media-file-server-partitioning/0_50

Performance isn't top notch, but nothing to sneeze at, considering they're 5400 RPM green drives.

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