I know some of yout out there are IT geeks. I'm sick and fucking tired of hard drives dying on me. I'm too lazy to keep juggling data around to back it up so I'm ready to set up a RAID 5 array with the ability to swap out drives. Does anyone have any experience using XP's RAID 5 utility? Do all the drives have to be identical size? If XP is managing the RAID 5 is it possible to migrate the same drives to another machine and have them function the same way?
Other than XP are there better software solutions? Is it better to just buy a multi-bay case and do the whole thing with hardware?