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1. If one was to purchase a controller card would that negate the mobo Sata I or II restrictions?
2. Is it worth upgrading to card for just basic RAID 0, 1, 1+0 configs?
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1. What onboard controller? What restrictions? And what cards are you purchasing?

2. Not usually.
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2. Personally, I don't trust onboard RAID. I would go hardware RAID.
I can't tell you how many times I've seen people post on here about their Onboard RAID failing.
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[QUOTE=the_beast;13503571]1. What onboard controller? What restrictions? And what cards are you purchasing?

1. AMD RAID Controller M4A77TD.
2. This board supports SATA II. Im only Hitting 480ms\\s reads, 145 writes. 7.7 WEI.

Haven't really prospected a card yet, just pursuing and pondering....
Edited by brewermoe - 5/14/11 at 2:08pm
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Unless you want to spend over $300, I've heard the LSI Mega RAID cards are pretty good. Don't know for sure, but was thinking about getting one myself.
Check it out at Newegg
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With only 2 SSDs in RAID0 I don't really see the point in getting a RAID card except for benching your drives. You won't get any performance increase that will be noticeable expect for benches IMO. If you had a bunch (like four or more) SSDs then a RAID card would be the only way to go.
 
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I guess I have the option of a board upgrade as well....??
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the 8-series chipsets are a little faster than the 7-series, but you're still unlikely to notice the difference outside of a benchmark...
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