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Raid cards do they come on Motherboards?

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Thinking about buying a few SSD Drives for mass storage. Do I need a raid card? I am planning on upgrading to an ivy bridge next month. Waiting for a combo cpu ivy bridge/ mobo i7 deal. Can just get a MB with a raid card on it? I found out raid 0 is on their the limit of ssd prolly depends on the mb right? And speed is same as a raid controller?
Edited by Frankrizzo - 5/7/12 at 3:23pm
post #2 of 11
Not all motherboards have the raid option.

When buying one, check the technical info to see if its there and it should tell you.
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If you are part of the Intel world you will always have some on-board RAID functionality with compatibility that will span across their entire product line.
 
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post #4 of 11
Most sandy / ivy boards have raid now. You can check in the technical specifications though.
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I know the Asrock Extreme11 comes with an onboard LSI chip.
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Looks like a really nice board but I probably don't need all that.
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I know the Asrock Extreme11 comes with an onboard LSI chip.
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post #7 of 11
If that's the case I would do what Ramicio suggest. Just use an Intel board since most of the high-end boards support the same types of Raid. If anything happens to the array you can rebuild it easily. I have a Raid 0 and Raid 1 array running on my board and the performance is AMAZING on the SSDs.
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I went with this one Z77 Fatal1ty Professional LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

though i dont see raid 0 in the specs id # 0387557

my current build i am getting sunday
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388575
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0380720
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387557

This one might be a better choice.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388088
Edited by Frankrizzo - 5/10/12 at 10:00am
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Anyone have any opinions on this motherboard?
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388088

Looks like a really solid board!
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