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Ok so I just aquired this http://ncix.com/products/?sku=66245&vpn=9650SE-4LPML-KIT&manufacture=LSI raid controller. How do I use it? I have 4 drives to hook up, but I'm not even sure how to hook them up, and if I did manage to get them working, how would I even use it? I'm very new to raid and raid controllers, so basically my question is how do I raid controller?
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Why are you acquiring components you know next to nothing about in the first place?

Anyway, you need a multi-lane SATA cable first. Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816116097

Then you'll need to install everything and configure the RAID controller, either through it's bootable firmware/ROM interface, or drivers/software within the OS.

You'll probably want to get documentation, as well as the newest drivers (and possibly firmware) from the LSI product page here: http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/3ware9650SE-4LPML.aspx

Also, note that for RAID 0, and possibly anything other than RAID 5, the Intel controller on your Z77 board will probably be just as fast, or even faster. The LSI card should be hugely faster in RAID 5 though.
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Why are you acquiring components you know next to nothing about in the first place?

Anyway, you need a multi-lane SATA cable first. Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816116097

Then you'll need to install everything and configure the RAID controller, either through it's bootable firmware/ROM interface, or drivers/software within the OS.

You'll probably want to get documentation, as well as the newest drivers (and possibly firmware) from the LSI product page here: http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/3ware9650SE-4LPML.aspx

Also, note that for RAID 0, and possibly anything other than RAID 5, the Intel controller on your Z77 board will probably be just as fast, or even faster. The LSI card should be hugely faster in RAID 5 though.
I acquired it through buying a rig off craigslist for $700, the guy threw this in along with 4 HDD's. I will probably just sell it anyhow, chances are I'm never going to run more HDD's then my mobo can handle. Thanks anyhow though!
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