I'll say the same thing I said in the other thread before it got closed...
When there is something worth talking about regarding the Echo, we should start an Echo Owners thread. The old one started before the Echo was ever released and started with a tone of speculation from the start.
An Owner Thread can serve to report new firmware, bugs, solutions and anything else useful to Echo Owners. I suspect the Ceton folks would be much more likely to participate in such a thread instead of one that is just full of people complaining and speculating.
RAID protection is only for failed drives. That's it. It's no replacement for a proper backup.