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Question about buying a sata controller card

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May 29, 2009 6:00:43 AM

i am trying to do a raid 1 mirror and gay win xp doesnt support it, i am thinking of buying a cheap sata controller. Its just gonna be for my 2 500GB Sata Hard drives. Can i get away with a 40 dollar card or do i really need a 300 dollar card? Just only worried about 2 cards, this is just for my editing system, not a server.

also, any suggestions as to a specific card or best priced one?
May 29, 2009 8:16:37 AM

Honestly, the price does not matter, so long as it can support the type of RAID you want to implement.
May 29, 2009 1:01:55 PM

what is your motherboard, your chipset likely can do this raid for you withou an add on card

get your motherboard manual to seeif it does or not
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May 29, 2009 4:27:58 PM

my motherboard can its a asus I7 mobo, problem is, everything is jammed into my mid tower and with the way the sata ports are on the sides, theres no way i can add 2 hard drives without unplugging everything, much easier to just do this :) 
May 29, 2009 5:26:35 PM

If you don't care software raid of hardware raid, those $40 raid card will do the job.
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