I'm building a new system and will be using Windows 10 Pro (not the free upgrade) for the OS. I've got a pair of 480GB enterprise-class SSD drives from Intel, and wanted to create a RAID 1 array - my goal is the ability to keep working in case one disc fails, so it would seem RAID 1 is the correct choice (but please correct me if I'm wrong).
I've been told that I should use Windows to manage the RAID, and not use the motherboard's onboard RAID controller. From what I've read, however, Windows 10 uses "Storage Management" to create a RAID, and the articles I've read specifically state you cannot use your main/boot drive to do this - and that's exactly what I want to do, i.e. have my system drives setup as a RAID 1 in case a drive fails.
Can I do this entirely in Windows, or do I need to get a separate RAID controller?
If I can do this entirely in Windows 10, can you please provide details or links?
If I need a controller, do you have any recommendations?