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RAID Controller Needed

  • NAS / RAID
  • Controller
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
August 8, 2013 1:26:48 AM

Hi there

I am looking for a RAID controller based on the following, I have tried some local sources here in deepest darkest Africa without much luck.

6 x 2TB WD Green SATA drives
RAID 5 (seems to be the best solution without losing a lot of space)
Hardware Raid (from what I've read it appears better)
OS & MB are currently 64bit
Running 2008 or 2012 Server

This is running a home media/file server so some redundancy is great however everything is backed up, the card should be compatible with 3TB and 4TB drives.

The case is a Lian-Li PCX2000FN ( so there is plenty of space.

I am currently running 8 SATA drives on a 450W Power Supply, is this sufficient ?

Thanks in advance!

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August 8, 2013 2:08:19 PM

be sure to get the battery backup units if they are availble. The lsi definitely has one. replace the bbu every two years at most.
August 11, 2013 11:03:25 PM

Excellent, thanks for the response.