Exactly. There's no short cut.... just back up, then back up your back up As my dad would say... "Belt AND braces" (suspenders to our US friends ). As has just been said, your RAID controller may go fubar.. worse still, someone may break in and steal your PC, or god forbid... a house fire. A computer is replaceable, but your data isn't. RAID is useful in a commercial environment because it minimises downtime, but it's NOT a back up strategy.