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Currently have 2 WD caviar blacks 750GB in raid 0 on motherboard and want to add a controller and at least 2 more drives. Will I be able to keep my data, and if I can, how?

Looking at this controller FYI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816103231

Good controller? And should I do raid5 or raid10? Haven't looked up the differences in awhile. Would like some type of data protection if a drive goes down.
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You can do multiple arrays on your existing onboard controller. The hardware controller is overkill for just 2xRAID0 or 3xRAID5.
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You can do multiple arrays on your existing onboard controller. The hardware controller is overkill for just 2xRAID0 or 3xRAID5.
Even for the 4 drives? Was going to eventually pick it up to 8 drives, still overkill or no?
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Even for the 4 drives? Was going to eventually pick it up to 8 drives, still overkill or no?
8 drives for what... at that point you might as well just build a raid box
    
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8 drives for what... at that point you might as well just build a raid box
Slowly as I need the space I'd add more. No to the raid box though. I like having everything in my desktop as I move around a lot and space is usually scarce. Just looking ahead a little in what I would need and should invest in now.
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