I've decided I'm done with using multiple external drives for storage and am going to build a proper storage array. I've got around 9 TB of my BluRay and DVD movies disks ripped and spread across 11 1TB external drives. Instead of running the 6 power bars needed to run them, I wan to build a proper storage array but have no idea on which RAID card to use.
I want to have room for growth as I buy quite a few movies every month an rip them to my external drives and then stream them to my media centre. I would need a RAID card that can handle up to 20 drives, but am not sure which raid card to use. I don't need the latest and greatest that beats the rest in speed, nor do I want something that's going to cost $400 - $800. I've never used a hardware RAID card in the past so I'm new to who's who in the zoo of RAID manufacturers.