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If I use FreeNAS, do I still need a motherboard that supports the RAID I want to use?

Can I use a MSI H55M-ED55 to run a RAID 10 array using FreeNAS?
 
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If I use FreeNAS, do I still need a motherboard that supports the RAID I want to use?
Can I use a MSI H55M-ED55 to run a RAID 10 array using FreeNAS?

No. There are three different kinds of Raid:
Hardware - Dependent on a controller, which is typically a PCI-e card.
Firmware - Most typically onboard Raid, using your motherboards Southbridge to manage the raid. Hard drives connect to the SATA ports on the motherboard.
Software Raid - No hardware requirements, other than having SATA ports. FreeNAS provides software raid, which means you do not have to have a motherboard that supports the raid level (or any level) that you want to use.
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Just thought I'd throw this into the mix (I still remain against using Greens).

But a friend of mine was saying there's a firmware hack to get them up to 7200RPM and apparently they're "certified" to work with FreeNAS, not that that means anything...
    
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