So, last night I setup my two 750 GB Seagates in a RAID1 array with Intel's Matrix Storage Manager. As I was downloading drivers and installing Windows updates, I had time to kill, so I did some browsing. Oh, the horror! It seems Intel's RAID is another point of failure
to worry about. That didn't sit too well with me, since during one of the reboot cycles, it had already decided it needed to verify the array. Combined with the poor reputation these drives are starting to get from people who have had them die after a few months (myself included), I'm now scared to put anything on them.
I now think I'll dump these drives on ebay, because people are buying them
(though I do feel somewhat dirty trying to pawn them off on someone else). Then I'll get a drive from a different manufacturer and backup to an external device.