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Im looking for a good alternative to onboard RAID. I currently have 6 1TBs in RAID 1 and im needing more drives for more files, plus a better solution to space. However i dont want to spend a ton of money for a RAID card and ive heard as well as seen some stuff on here about RAID software. So i was debating getting to sata cards and running a free RAID software, if any exist. Advise please. Incase you wanted to know WHY RAID 1 is because my mobo allowed for onboard RAID.
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I've never personally liked software based RAID systems. You don't need to spend a ton of money on a RAID card, you can probably pick up a reasonable one for aroudn $100.

Also, you're obviously doing RAID for redundancy, you'd be better off going with a RAID5/6 array so you can utilise more disk space.

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EDIT - your motherboard is more than capable of supporting RAID5.... Why are you wanting another solution?
Edited by compuman145 - 6/6/11 at 12:02pm
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mobo only allowed either RAID 0/1. PLUS if i got a 100 card i dont know of any that would allow RAID 5.
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post #4 of 18
Your motherboards SATAIII ports support RAID5... I'm assuming it's the blue ports on your motherboard. You can plug SATAII devices into that you know that right.

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post #5 of 18
might want to check this thread out:
http://www.overclock.net/raid-contro...card-tips.html

as for the costs, perc cards are not cheap if you buy em new.

otherwise, there are plenty of cheap raid controllers that support raid 5.
post #6 of 18
Right ok,.

I can confirm the following

1. Your motherboard has 6 x SATA 6Gb/s

2. This supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID5, RAID 10 and JBOD

3. You should be using this for your RAID array
post #7 of 18
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Your motherboards SATAIII ports support RAID5... I'm assuming it's the blue ports on your motherboard. You can plug SATAII devices into that you know that right.

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i believe you are referring to my mobo in my sig when im talking about a completely different computer
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post #8 of 18
10/10 for effort on missing critical information, like "i'm not talking about my sig rig"

What motherboard are you using this Array on?

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10/10 for effort on missing critical information, like "i'm not talking about my sig rig"

What motherboard are you using this Array on?

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post #10 of 18
If it's a spare box for network storage I'd say just use mdadm and Linux RAID.
Supports pretty much anything with a SATA port, and you can span your array across controllers.
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