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I have a Raid5 and wanted to back up my Windows partition and save it on my backup partition on the same Raid array. What is good software for doing this, and able to pop in a disk and recover from the backup partition if need be?
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Actually, it would be far safer to backup to an external drive. Otherwise, if a nasty infested your computer, there is a good chance the backup could also be compromised. If something happened to the entire computer (say, a failing PSU sent 120V to your drives and fried them), your backup would also be lost.

As far as software goes, Macrium Reflect free is an excellent program for the job. Here is a good tutorial on how to use it although it isn't too hard to figure out for yourself.
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I have a Raid5 and wanted to back up my Windows partition and save it on my backup partition on the same Raid array. What is good software for doing this, and able to pop in a disk and recover from the backup partition if need be?

It is generally not recommend to have an OS on RAID5 due to performance reasons. (RAID5 is bad at random access especially writes).

Windows naively can create backups of the OS. However, imaging is even better.

You also do not want to rely on saving your backups to same storage device. Often the storage device itself is the cause for needing to pull a backup.
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Should of added this in the OP but was in a hurry. Exactly what I want to do is put the backup in the folder so I can transfer it to a non Raid SSD by popping in a disk, find the image on the drive, and then put it on the SSD. I can install win7 on the SSD and then make it into my old operating system with the backup is how I wanted to do it. Sorry about not adding that detail.
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