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I've decided to go with a RAID-0 solution using two disks instead of an SSD. What is the best software to backup the array in the event that it fails? I heard these arrays tend to fail frequently, so I wanted to know what the best solution was to image the drive and be able to restore it later should I ever need to pick up a new disk.
    
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well you need a third disk to back things up. You can just use the built in Windows 7 backup to back your data. You can choose what to backup (including creating a restore image), and schedule them to perform routine backups.

another way is only raid 0 one parition of the drive, and leave the remaining space as jbod (or RAID 1 if you fancy the redundancy), or just leave them as independent drives. This way you dont have to get another drive.
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I've decided to go with a RAID-0 solution using two disks instead of an SSD. What is the best software to backup the array in the event that it fails? I heard these arrays tend to fail frequently, so I wanted to know what the best solution was to image the drive and be able to restore it later should I ever need to pick up a new disk.
If you want RAID-0 speed with a safety net, go RAID-5.

One extra drive and the array can take one disk failing.
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Using raid0 instead of ssd is false statement. It won't come near those speeds.
Reliable is somehow variable statement. There's still possibility that all drives will fail
Hard to say what software is best. They do the job. I used ghost for few years and now i use acronis. And there's more of those.
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People have told me that RAID5 is much lower in performance than RAID0. I use a RAID0 with two disks, and a RAID5 with three disks (both 32Mb cache), and find that the RAID5 is far speedier (disk tests prove the same). Just buy another and go RAID5 (plus a reliable offsite backup anyway).
    
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I've decided to go with a RAID-0 solution using two disks instead of an SSD. What is the best software to backup the array in the event that it fails? I heard these arrays tend to fail frequently, so I wanted to know what the best solution was to image the drive and be able to restore it later should I ever need to pick up a new disk.
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well you need a third disk to back things up. You can just use the built in Windows 7 backup to back your data. You can choose what to backup (including creating a restore image), and schedule them to perform routine backups.

another way is only raid 0 one parition of the drive, and leave the remaining space as jbod (or RAID 1 if you fancy the redundancy), or just leave them as independent drives. This way you dont have to get another drive.
I agree with Windows 7 Backup and Restore option if you're looking to just image. Other than that...Acronis should be the next best thing. However, for some reason...Windows 7 Backup and Restore doesn't work for me (probably has to do with my array...I'm stumped) and someone I helped out in the past had bad experience with Acronis software in terms of cloning.

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Using raid0 instead of ssd is false statement. It won't come near those speeds.
Reliable is somehow variable statement. There's still possibility that all drives will fail
Hard to say what software is best. They do the job. I used ghost for few years and now i use acronis. And there's more of those.
Yep...SSD would've been the way to go these days in terms of speed unless storage capacity and cost is a problem.

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If you want RAID-0 speed with a safety net, go RAID-5.

One extra drive and the array can take one disk failing.
"Using RAID-5 with any regular onboard controller is going to be very slow. In order to make it really work, you need a proper dedicated controller that has a chip for offloading the parity calculations."

PERC 5/i RAID Card: Tips and Benchmarks thread for more information it.

Additionally...any RAID level with parity should never be a replacement for a true backup solution. Example...you delete data on a RAID...that data is gone. You delete data on a regular drive (or RAID)...that data is still saved on a separate backup solution.

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People have told me that RAID5 is much lower in performance than RAID0. I use a RAID0 with two disks, and a RAID5 with three disks (both 32Mb cache), and find that the RAID5 is far speedier (disk tests prove the same). Just buy another and go RAID5 (plus a reliable offsite backup anyway).
RAID-5 should be similar in performance as RAID-0 since they both use similar level of RAID...RAID-0 using striping and RAID-5 using striping with parity. The reason that your RAID-5 may be faster would be because of those Raptor's performance (those drives aren't that great anymore in terms of read/write with the current drives in the market these days). Basically...you can't truly compare unless you're using the same drives.
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