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??
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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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.