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PCI-e RAID card for two solid states

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I am currently running a single 80gb intel SSD. I would like to RAID-0 another one with it. However, all my sata ports are taken. I have a free PCI-e slot. I have heard that there are transfer speed limitations with PCI-e RAID cards. So my questions are: SHould I do it? OR Should I raid just add a SATA PCI-e card and move my disk drive and another non raided drive to the card? I need to also mention that I am currently RAID-0ing tow 1tb drives off my mobo. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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really? no input? im sad.
post #3 of 5
hmmm so you have 6 x sataII ports, get a PCIe SATA card and by looking at your sig, you have 4 1TB seagate drives so i take it 2 of them are in RAID 0.. so what i would do is connect the other 2 x 1TB seagtes to the PCIe card as yes it limited but it wont matter if they are really just used for storgae/data/backup drives..
use the spare ports which hopefully are sataII intel controller ports for your SSDs.. you might have to fiddle with your ports and which drive is connect to which port, but try to use 2 intel sataII ports on your mobo for RAID 0 your SSDs.. is an idea thumb.gif
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I know nothing about the raid cards, but... How much more would a revo drive or other PCI-e ssd cost compared to a second 80 and controller? Might be a better option.
 
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ALl the ports on my MOBO are Sata II. Thats actually what i was considering stubass. Just gotta find the right one.
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