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Hellooooooooooooo!

I'm going for 4 of these 256GB SSD's in RAID 6 beccause looking around that seems the best option.

I'm going to be gaming for the most part and want them to be fast but also be able to recover data if they fail (as my new PC will inevitably be used on a ship that is rolling from side to side and crashing into waves on occasion, the chances of an SSD failing would be increased compared to say, in a house) so that rules out RAID 0.

Well, that's about all I know. I know what RAID is and kind of how it works and that there's On-board RAID controller or something or other, but I really don't know how I'm supposed to do anything.

I'm going for 4 SSD's.. once I put 'em in the case, what then? Do I need to buy specific hardware along with them to actually get RAID 6 working?

As I can't find anything in these forums about this I figure that it's so elementary that everybody knows...but I really have no idea.

Thanks for your time, any input appreciated thumb.gif
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If you want it to have faster writing speed using a Raid card that has a dedicated I/O CPU will be required cause if a drive dies then reads and writes will be severally crippled till drive(s) are replaced and array is rebuilt.

But your concern about the ship being an issue for the SSD is mute as there is no moving parts inside of one. Now if you were using a regular hard drive disk I could see the reasoning behind wanting to run Raid 6. But if you would rather be safe then sorry since I know the US Navy have ships out for several months at a time and having your rig die on you would suck lol.

But i wouldnt worry about the rocking since max shock it can take is around 1500Gs and thats alot of force to be applied being on a boat unless you dont have everything strapped or bolted down to the floor plate.
 
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Hey thanks!

Yeah would suck to have my rig die on me while out at sea. On a Merchant vessel so no guns and bizzle going down but still, might not set foot on land for a few months!

As I'm from the UK and going on a ship around the world, I'm actually hoping to visit some US ports, buy the gear from there and build the rig while on-board! Looking forward to this project.

So by the card.. is it like one of these?

If not could you link me to something that would work so I have an idea? The Motherboard that I'll be buying will be an ASUS P9X79 PRO or at least something along those lines.

$400 seems a lot just to RAID some drives but I'm inexperienced with it so have no idea smile.gif
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look here its loaded with info about a decent Raid 5 card for cheap. Read the whole thing as its loaded with very valuable information.
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