I'm trying to get an external hard drive to be mapped through an alias in xampp. The goal is to be able to pull up files from this hard drive on a web page hosted on our home server. I was hoping to find a hard drive that has RAID 5, so there is a redundency so if one of the hard drives crash, none of the data is lost. I was looking at the following to fill this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817707234 (the StarTech S354UFER)
Will this external 4 bay-RAID 5-external hard drive work with xampp as an alias? Can I pull up files from a web page on our home xampp server by using http://ip-address-of-host-computer/alias/folder/file to pull up the files to include inside of the web page?
If not, can any one please recommend a 4 bay mass storage device that has RAID 5 so no data will be lost if a hard drive crashes?