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Darn. Gotta get a server OS. From Microsoft:
hmm would there be any other options other then a server os that would be recomended?

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what kind of cpu do you have in your server? i have read that software raid can be heavy on cpu usage.
currently im using an intel i5 2500k
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hmm would there be any other options other then a server os that would be recomended?



currently im using an intel i5 2500k
Well 2008 R2 Server, is free...
    
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Well 2008 R2 Server, is free...
really? O_o wow i thought it was payed like other OS's hmm..
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Gotta have an .edu email address tho. Not too hard to get.
    
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If windows XP had software raid, so will Windows 7.
Window's software RAID is just plain bad though. Don't bother.

Software RAID under *nix is excellent though. Run unRAID, Amahi, Openfiler, FreeNAS, , Solaris 11 Express, OpenIndiana, (your favorite Linux distro) instead for much better results.

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what kind of cpu do you have in your server? i have read that software raid can be heavy on cpu usage.
Software RAID hasn't been hard on CPUs for 10+ years. Unless you're building a massive server for a HUGE multi-user database (which would bring even the best hardware cards to their knees as well) you really don't even have to consider the CPU impact.
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Window's software RAID is just plain bad though. Don't bother.

Software RAID under *nix is excellent though. Run unRAID, Amahi, Openfiler, FreeNAS, , Solaris 11 Express, OpenIndiana, (your favorite Linux distro) instead for much better results.



Software RAID hasn't been hard on CPUs for 10+ years. Unless you're building a massive server for a HUGE multi-user database (which would bring even the best hardware cards to their knees as well) you really don't even have to consider the CPU impact.
hmmm, would the basic unraid be fine (looking into free solutions first with windows 7)? seems like no matter what sort of way i implement raid 5 i cant get more then 35mbs write speeds when transferring files (looking for at least 90mbs which was what i was getting with a single f4).

Would this perc 5/i be fine (seller and card)? I believe you recommended me a Supermicro AOC-SASLP-MV8 in the past.
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Linux software RAID FTW. My friend's AMD Sempron 140-powered build with 5 x 2TB Samsung F4EG drives can read at more than 350 MB/s.
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