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post #11 of 34
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Anyone? I really got NO CLUE where to start looking.
post #12 of 34
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Last bump, i would really appreciate the help.
post #13 of 34
hi, well for a RAID card expect it to be $200-$300 minimum..
all i can sugest is have alook at this card
http://www.overclock.net/t/359025/perc-5-i-raid-card-tips-and-benchmarks smile.gif
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post #14 of 34
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Thanks, interesting read.

I've been unable to find any mini-ATX mobo that will support all my 7 HDDs. Is there any solution to that problem?
post #15 of 34
well if you get that RAID card you can do get 2 of these for it
http://www.cross-mark.com/50cm-serial-attached-scsisas-sff8484-sata-cable-p-842.html

see post number 6 of the link i gave you.. that will give you 8 sata ports.. and remeber you can find these cards refurbished and in great working order for cheap on Ebay thumb.gif
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post #16 of 34
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Thanks a LOT!
Now with that solution in mind, I've pretty much decided on the motherboard.

Now looking at the raid cards offered on NewEgg, i was pretty much lost, i can't really find the card mentioned in the thread on there.
Should i just go lurk on ebay ? I really would prefer to get it all new from a retailer so if it breaks I'm not at a loss. Also how would i go about battery powering the raid card?
post #17 of 34
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Thanks a LOT!
Now with that solution in mind, I've pretty much decided on the motherboard.
Now looking at the raid cards offered on NewEgg, i was pretty much lost, i can't really find the card mentioned in the thread on there.
Should i just go lurk on ebay ? I really would prefer to get it all new from a retailer so if it breaks I'm not at a loss. Also how would i go about battery powering the raid card?

i have boaught some really good servers and cisco gear on ebay.. unfortuante that card i can only find on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=PowerEdge+Expandable+RAID+Controller&_sacat=See-All-Categories

look for Seller refurbished or Factory refurbished thumb.gif
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post #18 of 34
@OP

I'm kinda late to this so I' don't know if you've made any purchases yet, but for a RAID card lurking on eBay could be well worth it. A Dell PERC 5/i or PERC 6/i can be gotten for around $150 tops, much less if you're patient. It's an absolute bargain for what you get and is really worth about $700.

I have one of each of these cards and I can attest to their performance and quality.biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 34
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@OP
I'm kinda late to this so I' don't know if you've made any purchases yet, but for a RAID card lurking on eBay could be well worth it. A Dell PERC 5/i or PERC 6/i can be gotten for around $150 tops, much less if you're patient. It's an absolute bargain for what you get and is really worth about $700.
I have one of each of these cards and I can attest to their performance and quality.biggrin.gif

Thanks, I will once i start to assemble this beast =D
Any things i should look out for? Anything i should avoid?
Any tips are appreciated.
post #20 of 34
One thing to note with the PERC cards is that they generally don't like desktop boards due to the SMBus signal being present on the PCIe slot. However, by covering pins 5 & 6, this can be overcome - see the sticky. If you decide to get a Tyan or Supermicro board, then this ceases to be an issue as far as I am aware.

Additionally, the PERC cards don't have active cooling - they are usually in servers with plenty of fans - but really just make sure they have plenty of airflow around them and you'll be fine.
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