I'm considering getting a small SSD for my root fs, but I hear that while SSDs can fail read-only, this almost never happens in the wild, and they tend to brick themselves instead. So I want to protect my data. One scheme I thought of is to have / mirrored between a partition on my spinning-rust HD (call it sda2) and one on the SSD (call it sdc1), and have the system boot from it while reaping the speed benefits of an SSD. Is this possible? How would I go about this? RAID 1? The synchronization probably need not be live, just periodic and frequent. -- -eben [log in to unmask] Two atoms are discussing whether or not to go into a bar. The first atom says, "I don't know about this place. Last time I went in there, I lost an electron." The second atom says, "Don't worry, I'll keep my ion you."