At a certain point in my life, I found out that time > money. So, I'm building a new computer for my brother who isn't as computer savvy as myself, and in order to save him heartache, pain, and downtime, I want to put two drives for the OS in RAID 1. Sounds simple, right? Only that I have actually had to recover from a failed HD that was in RAID 1 through "fake RAID" (onboard Intel controller), not a catastrophic failure mind you, but file corruption, and it restored the bad HD to the good! Because it didn't ask me which HD do you want to copy from or anything else for that matter. My brother lives in northern New England and they get power outages, it's not a question of if, but when. He will have a UPS but a UPS doesn't save you against the PSU blowing out, or if you're simply not home to shut off your computer when the power goes out. I don't want to do anything fancy, I just want a battery backup for the RAID card. Two hard drives in RAID 1. This post would have never been made if the PERC 6/i supported SATA 3.0 but it only supports 2.0. I looked at PERC H200 and the IBM M1015 but they don't seem to have an ability to accommodate a battery. In doing regular research, I came across the LSI 9271-4i which would satisfy my needs except it costs $400, which is beyond my budget. Can anyone please recommend a cheap RAID card that has a battery backup, thank you.