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Looking for advice on PCI-E x 1 SATA RAID Controller Board

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July 8, 2008 1:51:46 AM

Hi all,

I am going to rebuid my Windows on Raid, I am not yet confirm if I should use RAID 0+1 or just RAID 5; seems Raid 0+1 would be my target config. I am looking for a good performance Raid Controller card with PCI-E x1 interface as some of my onboard SATA ports for RAID 0+1 is jammed by my 4870 CF that would looks bad wiring in my system, and also if I use onboard RAID control I need to do it over when I changed a new mobo with different chipset (like ICH10R instead of ICH9R.

Is there any good suggestion for SATA Raid Controller with PCI-E x 1 interface?

Thanks
Andy
July 11, 2008 4:12:28 PM

Addonics or SIIG may make a card like this but they most likely will not be processor based. You may be better off just getting an adapter and using a good controller from Adaptec, 3ware or Intel/LSI.

http://www.adexelec.com/pciexp.htm#PEXP4-SX-4/1

The adapters make the card exactly 3 motherboard standoffs higher so where you mount the card just screw in 3 standoffs first then attach the card.

250 MB a sec (each direction) shoud be OK for data transfer.
July 16, 2008 7:12:26 PM

The other problem here is he is looking to do RAID 5 or 0+1 which would require 3 to 4 ports to start.
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