Hello Guy's I have a question, I am building a Home Sever to back up my files and stuff on, and plan to have a main OS drive, and 2 1tb drives for now. Here are the questions I had. Should I do a Raid 1 or Should I just copy the files to each drive? If I do a Raid 1 and the computer fails am I able to take one drive out and read the files off of it? Or do I have to take both out and setup a whole new Raid array and how do I save the files then? Is it better to have the OS on the Raid Array? I like to have just my Files, on a Raid, is that smart? What System Factors are better in a Home Server I have a dual core Amd Proc but I was wondering if it won't need all of that power, and I would be better off with a low power Single Core. Also, Is more memory better for a file server? Also, Would I get better transfers with a 1000 Gigabit line or am I still limited by the Hard Drive Write speed? OR can I store the File/s in the Memory until they are written to the hard drive. Would an SSD as an OS drive Help? Also, What OS should I use I have any Linux version available to me and also have windows server 2003. I know this is a Ton of questions, Any Help would be great! Thanks!