>On another note, does anyone know if there is s/w that will >mirror one drive automatically (raid hardware not to be used) >and then back up the second mirrored drive to a third drive?
maybe kind of late to answer this one, but reciently i found a little free piece of software called cobian backup. its fully customizable to provide anything from one folder to an entire drive backup. Plus it can be run manually or do scheduled file copies to one or multiple drives, and in anything from incremental to full backups. i dont have the url handy, but google cobian backup, it was one of the first hits on the list.