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Raid card Adaptec or Intel for Windows server 2008 r2

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July 11, 2012 5:07:13 AM

Hi I'm building a new server for home and it will be running Windows Server 2008 R2,
and need help choosing a RAID card/controller.

Components:
Corsair Cx-430 V2 Power Supply
Antec Three Hundred case( all fan ports populated to cool components)
Intel Xeon E3-1245 "Sandy Bridge"
Intel S1200BTLR ATX LGA 1155 Motherboard
Kingston 8 GB ECC memory

I have been doing some research and I found that the Intel RS2WC040
is compatible.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have heard that Adaptec make good raid cards.

Would it be possible for anyone to see if the is good and other different RAID card options
are welcomed.

I will be using 2TB Enterprise 7200rpm WD Drives X2 in raid 1 (mirror)

1TB Black WD and 1TB Blue WD in also Raid 1. Is it possible to have this setup?

Thanks :) 
a b G Storage
July 11, 2012 1:19:19 PM

yes intel and and adaptec both make excellent raid adapters. I have used Adaptec and have never had any issues with them.
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a b G Storage
July 11, 2012 1:30:59 PM

yes they are both compatible with your motherboard. I like both Intel and Adaptec but I have had more experience with the Adaptec one.
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July 11, 2012 2:08:36 PM

thank you, I still have a hard decision ahead of me :) 
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