Paragon looks similar? I heard bad things about Ghost (and Symantec loads too much crap!). Is that it, next to free/share ware which I don't want to use. Is RAID a method that mirrors the base drive to another in real time move after move...so i don;t have to create a image at intervals? What if a virus gets on the base drive...will RAID transfer this virus to the drive being mirrored to...so that drive would be useless also? if the base drive fails, will the mirrored drive also contain that bad data or sector rendering it also a duplicate failed drive? or not? Looking for the BEST method for backup...that isn't to anal to pull off. thanks.