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post #1 of 9
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Hey everone,I would like to get some input and opinions of getting a Raid controller card for my build.I will be running Ivy Bridge when it comes out and I need it to control 4 OCZ vertex 3 120Gb In raid 0.This raid will only be running Games Steam ect.Thanks
post #2 of 9
Hold off or get something similar to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118133
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input.smile.gif
post #4 of 9
For 4 drives on a raid0, get a motherboard that supports raid natively. My motherboard does, but I only use 3 and haven't had a single problem or any difference in performance than similar setups using a card.

You don't need to waste the money on a raid card for that setup.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Phantom_Dave View Post

For 4 drives on a raid0, get a motherboard that supports raid natively. My motherboard does, but I only use 3 and haven't had a single problem or any difference in performance than similar setups using a card.

You don't need to waste the money on a raid card for that setup.

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.
post #6 of 9
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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??

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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
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

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??

Did you not read the OP? He has 4 Vertex 3's! lol

Those are definitively not slow Samsung F3's. I know for a fact you can not get 2GB/s speeds from the 2 SATA 6Gb/s + 2 SATA 3GB/s ports on your board. You would definitely have a bottleneck.

And have you ever tried RAID 5 on onboard? You get faster writes on a separate card.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Did you not read the OP? He has 4 Vertex 3's! lol
Those are definitively not slow Samsung F3's. I know for a fact you can not get 2GB/s speeds from the 2 SATA 6Gb/s + 2 SATA 3GB/s ports on your board. You would definitely have a bottleneck.
And have you ever tried RAID 5 on onboard? You get faster writes on a separate card.

Oops... my bad. redface.gif

No, I thought he meant HDDs... I stand corrected.

Yes, I know raid5 isn't as good for onboard. But raid0 with only 2-4 HDDs is fine.
post #9 of 9
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Oops... my bad. redface.gif
No, I thought he meant HDDs... I stand corrected.
Yes, I know raid5 isn't as good for onboard. But raid0 with only 2-4 HDDs is fine.

No prob, was wondering why you kept mentioning your Sammys lol.
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