I'm building a new workstation computer and I need some RAID 5/6 SATA 3.0 Recommendations.
All of the Parts except the RAID Card have already been purchased
Specs on the build are as follows:
Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec Eleven Hundred Super Mid Tower Case with USB 3.0 and Multiple 120mm Case Fans
Antec High Current Pro HCP-750 Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi Core 3.6GHz AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Processor 8MB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache
Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3 1600 KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX
ASUS HD7870-DC2TG-2GD5-V2 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 DirectX 11 Video Card
6 Western Digital RE4 WD2503ABYX 250GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
I still need to buy a RAID 5/6 SATA 3.0 Card. I would prefer to use a 6-8 port direct connect SATA 3.0 card instead of using a SAS Card with Splitters or Port Multipliers BUT I'm having a hard time finding a Card that fits that Description. The only ones that I've been able to find so far are the following:
Intel RAID SATA 8 internal port w/ 256MB cache memory PCI-E 2.0 x8 Controller Card Model # RT3WB080
IBM 46M0829 PCI-Express x8 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) ServeRAID M5015 SAS RAID Controller
Areca ARC-1223-8I PCI-Express 2.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS 8-Port Internal SAS/SATA RAID Controllers
Does anyone have any experience with any of the three cards mentioned above ?
Or do you have any recommendations for another RAID 5/6 SATA 3.0 Card ?