Advice: RAID or software data storage?
Hey, my 300GB drive just went belly up and though I have the important stuff archived on DVDs, I'm going to lose a lot of data.
It's about time to have a better solution. So, I was thinking of buying 2 250GB SATA drives and doing some type of RAID type of thing? I haven't done a lot of research in this area. I hear of "software RAID" sometimes and have seen statements about the problems with those supposed RAID SATA controllers.
So, I'm looking for opinions on a good solution as a home desktop user (not an expensive professional solution). My systems are typically Ubuntu and the only important stuff is always on it's own partition /home... so basically I'm trying to find a way to have a backup of /home at all times without thinking about it.