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RAID first attempt

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February 22, 2005 1:28:25 AM

Hi again

Do you mind if I ask you another question...
I'm planning to change all my (two drives) IDE HDD drives
to S-ATA drives... My ASUS P4P800 SE supports two S-ATA drives on the MOBO. But what about RAID , Do you recommend that I buy a RAID controllers card, for RAID (0) and RAID (1) ???
What are the benefits if I run my S-ATA drives through a RAID controller instead of just running them on the two different channels directly on from the MOBO??

Thank you
Have a great day
Ralph

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February 22, 2005 12:20:40 PM

A hardware raid controller card will utilize less cpu usage than the software raid controller onboard.
Also, with raid card, if your mobo fails, you can move raid to another pc.
With onboard raid, if it fails, chances are not as good to find another mobo with raid that can access your array.

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February 22, 2005 12:26:40 PM

You can utilise software RAID through your motherboards onboard controller anyway. Hardware RAID controllers normally cost at least 4x the price of software ones. What do you need RAID for? If its for gaming and general computer use dont bother with it.
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February 22, 2005 2:41:45 PM

get a raptor by WD
it is almost as fast, cheaper and easier

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