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Acronis is very reliable cloning software. It will accurately and easily clone your primary drive to a second drive. Windows does not have the ability to clone drives.
Now, let's make sure you are asking for the right thing. Cloning software is for imaging one hard drive to another, while offline. It is not MIRRORING software, which mirrors two drives actively while using the PC.
If you are talking MIRRORING, that's a whole different ball of issues. Windows can mirror boot drives, but recovering from this and booting from the secondary drive isn't just a matter of unplugging the primary and booting off the secondary.
For your solution, it may make sense to do weekly clones. It is simple, and you can walk away while it is cloning.
And yes, there are other solutions out there, most of them aren't cheap, if mirroring is your goal.