I guess I am lucky because I have never had a drive fail on my home computer since the 80s growing up. I backup my important files to an online service and backup all my files to a second drive so losing them isn't too much of a worry. I have an nVidia 780i MB and am considering RAID 0 for my boot drive. I play a lot of games and am lured to more speed. I have two 500 GB WD AAKS drives and a 1TB RE3 drive for backup. Would putting the two 500 Gig drives in RAID mean restoring to them or would my data remain? Secondly what is the best backup software for a RAID boot drive? I use Acronis True Image currently.