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June 7, 2013 1:53:14 PM

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.

My motherboard is GA-x58a-ud3r rev 2.0
http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3...

As I plan to use this even in future
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June 7, 2013 2:32:11 PM

the WD Green do not work well in a RAID go with the WD Red.

the controllers mentioned in the Intel doc should be all part of the motherboard chipsets and do not come on separate controllers
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June 8, 2013 9:35:58 AM

HDDs are not an issue as I´m not aimimg at maximum performance and data flow will be small. But thank You anyway for a mentioning.

So may be I should rephrase my question. Is anybody aware,if Intel Rapid Technology is working with additional "PCIexpress SATA" cards?
Let´s say something like http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/servers/raid/rai...

I´m unable to find answer. As I said,may be I´m missing something about "how it works"....

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June 8, 2013 9:57:02 AM

Tomfow said:
HDDs are not an issue as I´m not aimimg at maximum performance and data flow will be small. But thank You anyway for a mentioning.

So may be I should rephrase my question. Is anybody aware,if Intel Rapid Technology is working with additional "PCIexpress SATA" cards?
Let´s say something like http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/servers/raid/rai...

It's LSI based (LSI2008), not Intel based. It isn't compatible with Intel Rapid Storage.

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June 8, 2013 10:15:39 AM

GhislainG said:
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..
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June 8, 2013 10:20:56 AM

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.
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June 8, 2013 12:37:06 PM

And it looks like there is no PCIe card with one of these Intel controllers.
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June 8, 2013 1:16:27 PM

They are not designed to be installed on a PCIe card; they are embedded in the chipset.
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