My current system has a 45gb IBM 75gxp hard disk which I've been quite happy with. There were a few issues at first but I've not had significant problems and the performance is great.
However, I've recently learned of a class action lawsuit filed against IBM with regards to the reliability of the drive. There also seems to be an overwhelming amount of anecdotal evidence which indicates that the drive is unreliable. This makes me at least mildly concerned.
For more info on this lawsuit, see:
So, I am considering adding a second hard disk, also 45gb, and setting up a RAID level 1 configuration. I am not sure if I should buy a second 45gb 75gxp or something else.
The question is: What hard disk should I buy to mirror with the 75gxp I already have, and what RAID controller should I get?
One other related question is the power supply. I have a P3-866, 384mb RAM, a 30gb Seagate Barracuda II, the 75gxp, GeForce 256 DDR video, network, sound, modem, a second usb "modem" for our satellite internet service, and so forth, but the power supply is only 200 watt. I am concerned that adding a RAID controller and a third hard disk will make this PSU explode (or at least not work well). Any thoughts?
Please do not lock this question. I will award points to whomever offers the most insight / information.