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Originally Posted by rheicel;13808572 
raid 5 is the best option for you

+1 to that!
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All RAID descriptions here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rheicel;13808572 
raid 5 is the best option for you

if you read the first post my mobo will only allow raid 1/0 doh.gif
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post #13 of 21
That would circumvent the entire purpose of your original post if you only plan on using the integrated SATA controller on your mainboard.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by graphicsman;13808589 
if you read the first post my mobo will only allow raid 1/0 doh.gif

You are looking for a RAID card is it? I think most RAID card supports RAID 5 anyway.
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post #15 of 21
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ok ive maxed out my 6 sata ports. am using an old ide drive as my OS, so what other suggestions do you recommend so that i can put more drives in.
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post #16 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by rheicel;13808572 
raid 5 is the best option for you
Actually, RAID6 is a better option for a single server.
Quote:
Originally Posted by graphicsman;13799541 
This is for a home server and I currently have everything at RAID 1 and i need to throw some more drives in my rig. I do have all 6 filled and set at RAID 1.
6xRAID1 is very rare... and close to useless.

Do you mean three arrays of 2xRAID1?


If you are going to send the money and the data is that important, you might want to consider RAID5/6 and off-site RAID5/6.

Quote:
Originally Posted by graphicsman;13808649 
ok ive maxed out my 6 sata ports. am using an old ide drive as my OS, so what other suggestions do you recommend so that i can put more drives in.
If you want one continous partition, then software RAID might be a solution. Controllers with more than 6-8 ports get VERY expensive.
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whats the best option that doesnt require a fortune to be shelled out?? post parts, lol
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Also if a Raid card mentions it can do raid 5 and has four sata ports,will the included software also work with my 4 sata ports on my mobo. Meaning can I raid 5 with 8 1tb drives or is the raid 5 only work on the 4 sata ports from the card?
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post #19 of 21
Just on the card, unless you use some sort of software RAID such as Linux with MDADM. Then you can span your array to basically anything that has a SATA port.
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How hard is it to setup Linux then?
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