I was thinking Raid-5 because I wanted the redundancy, right now if i lost a drive i lose everything on that drive because its just to much data to back up ..
So was thinking of getting 3 more 1TB and a raid 5 controlle card ... but not sure if that is the right way to go .. and I still have the trouble of how do i clear off the data on the 2 - 1TB drives I have now ..
Mount the SPM393 controller via PCI bracket with screw to the case
Connect 5x HDD to SPM393
Connect the Orange SATA back to MB's SATA host port.
Set the switch to RAID5
Press and hold the reset switch while turn on Power.
When you hear the beep, release it
After boot, go to Disk Management there should be a GIANT HDD :-) That is your hardware RAID5 volume
Format it and use it
The whole set up may take about 5 min top
To test the redundancy, copy some file to the RAID
During copying process
Yank out one of the SATA cable connect to the drive
There should be nothing happen except the alarm going off
The copy process should be continue w/o problem
Plug back in the SATA drive...
RAID5 should rebuilt by itself
Of course you can use the RAID utility come with this device to monitor and manage the raid just like any other raid in the market
If you are looking for more the 400MB/s transfer then this controller is not for you...
Note: Each of your existing SATA port in your MB can be use with this SPM393...
So in your case:
Except your C drives
G, H, X, Y, X <--- that is total of 25 drives can be connected to