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Today I decided I want to backup all of my movies that I have on DVD's and well I figured that getting a RAID setup would be the fastest and safest method of doing so but I have never actually done it.

I own the following drives:

750GB Samsung (unused at the moment)
500GB Seagate (operating system)
150GB Maxtor (backup)

I could purchase a second 750GB Samsung but I think I'm going to just buy two 1TB or 1.5TB drives from Newegg and use those. Then I'll most likely transfer my OS to the 750GB and use the 500GB for backups.

My motherboard has 8 SATA ports and supports RAID 1 so I'm good to go on that part.

Anyway.. this is my first time giving this a try so any suggestions, recommendations, etc would be greatly appreciated.
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Not really that much to it, switch to RAID mode in BIOS. Assign the drives you want onto a RAID 1 array from your RAID BIOS and reboot. All data will be automatically mirrored between them.
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post #3 of 3
Just setup in the bios. Leave stripe size, etc on auto and use entire drive to create array. Other than that, pretty much self explanatory.
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