Originally Posted by Sean Webster
HDDs are far slower than SATA 6Gb/s SSDs you will hit a bottle neck with the onboard RAID controller especially with 4! Plus RAID cards have a bunch of other good features over onboard and usually have better consistency and speeds.
Wrong. I can post my Crystalmark results for my F3's and they are identical to people with raid cards. No HDD on the planet can even fully saturate sata II... so why in the hell would you waste a sata III port on a HDD??
Now if they were talking about raid5 or something similar, that would be a different ballgame. But raid0 is not a problem for a modern decent quality motherboard. In fact, my motherboard alone costs less than the raid card you linked to.Edited by Phantom_Dave - 2/21/12 at 8:50am