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Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182252

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115083

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178369

Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811152130

The mobo has raid 5 on it and I have had good experiences with supermicro raid controllers. If you have doubts though you can get a raid card pretty cheap. But there you have server grade CPU and mobo and pretty good ram to go with you drives.
post #12 of 30
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What you suggest raid card wise? Looking to do raid 5. Also think i might use my antec 900 and just get some hot swap bays for it if I can find some
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getting three of these, but what do you suggest for a RAID 5 card??
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If we can scratch the case off the list then this for the RAID card if you don't want to use the onboard raid

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118129

And one of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816116097
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Slim Shady View Post

If we can scratch the case off the list then this for the RAID card if you don't want to use the onboard raid
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118129
And one of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816116097

cant find any documentation on wether or not that will support 7 64 or server 2008
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post #16 of 30
here you go:
http://www.lsi.com/channel/products/storagecomponents/Pages/MegaRAIDSAS9240-4i.aspx

Have a look at the list of drivers, there is one for windows and it is for Server 2003 to Server 2008 R2 and x64.
post #17 of 30
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Never used a sas before. Is it gui based or can I just connect the hardware and run the raid array in server 08 or 7?
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I'm just enjoying reading this thread that is actually a discussion between two people who are working together to solve a problem.

Good job guys. This is what makes OCN great. thumb.gif
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post #19 of 30
As you start the server the RAID card post screen will come up and say to press some key to configure a RAID array, you just set it up there. Then when you go to install windows it will show the new array you created as a single disk.

Also 1 SAS port can be split into 4 SATA port so it acts quite similarly to a SATA RAID Card.
Edited by Slim Shady - 12/24/11 at 8:19am
post #20 of 30
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im learning more about raid cards so can you tell me why it would be better to run a SAS card instead of a RAID card?? Are there any pros and cons. I would use just my mobo but my mobo will only allow for RAID 1. If i stick everything in an antec 900 i would need to get two of these cards. You think there would be a problem with that?
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