Hi guys. I would like to build a new raid 5 inside my pc. Problem is, my motherboard is full, Im already using all 10 SATAs for system and data raids (2 and 6 discs) and other stuff... So my idea is to get a new PCI express-something card to get additional 4 SATAs. Im already using Intel Rapid Storage so according to the specification http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-020644... I need something with these Intel controller hubs to be able to have everything in one application. I have tried to find something from Intel, but all the time I´m ending in too expensive segment for big servers..May be I´m missing something important about it or can somebody point me to a card up to 250$?
I´m planning to add 4x 4 TB HDD probably something like green Western Digital.
It's LSI based (LSI2008), not Intel based. It isn't compatible with Intel Rapid Storage.
Yes I´m thinking the same. So that was the reason for the first question, if anybody knows about card which could be compatible. Looks like there is no way so I will probably end with one of these card and build RAID in a different way..
Intel Rapid Technology only works with the ICHxR or newer Intel chipsets that support RAID. It can't work with other controllers. Unlike the fake RAID controller on the motherboard, the LSI is a hardware RAID controller compatible with VMware, Windows Server, Linux, etc.