This is my situation:
I just had 2 hardrives die on me...had them both mirrored using windows xp. They both died at the same time. So now i have a few option on what to do.
I have 3 desktops 1 with sata the other 2 with ide. I was going to either buy 3 hard drives 160g and build a machine with server and use raid5 with parity. Next choice is to mirror the drives in 1 machine and just backup the data to another desktop with 2 drives set to extended. Or just backup to an xternal hardrive using a backup utility call akronis. Let me know what you think.