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RAID questions (should be pretty easy)

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I want to buy an IDE raid card for my PC
I'm going to buy two 200gig IDE drives to go along with it.
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**NOTE***The raid configuration is going to be used strictly for storage. The system drive is connected directly to the motherboard.
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Some questions regarding my proposed RAID:

1. Do the drives need to be the same size?
2. what kind of raid is the best to run for redundancy?
3. What is the minimum amount of drives I need for RAID?
4. Can anyone recommend certain products/part numbers of controllers and drives that work together?

Thanks
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