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Hey. i want a cheap raid card that i can use on a single ssd and then for a potential new ssd for raid 0 in the future.


my specs:

Asus P6T Deluxe v2 (only has sata 2 3gb/s)
Ocz Vertex 3 120gb ssd


i am not good at raid cards but i also if possible wanna be able to set up two of my 500gb hdd's in raid if possible with 2 ssd.s


and! IMPORTANT! will i be able to get full speed of the ssd as possible?

in case: How? and why not?

i want as good performance as possible.





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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115114
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Quote:

From one of the Newegg reviews:
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Not a true PCIE X4 electrically, it only uses 2 bus-lanes = 1GB speed limit...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post

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From one of the Newegg reviews:
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Not a true PCIE X4 electrically, it only uses 2 bus-lanes = 1GB speed limit...
1GB/s = 2 SATA 3 SSDs in RAID 0 as OP asked for the cheapest. lol.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

1GB/s = 2 SATA 3 SSDs in RAID 0 as OP asked for the cheapest. lol.

1GB/s theoretical. Actual performance seems to be well below:
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I tried putting two samsung 840 pro SSDs in raid 0 and was disappointed to only get 630MB/s (mobo raid in windows got over 900 in as ssd).

Ok for just one SSD but for RAID-0 later down the line (particularly if you're planning on attaching 2xSSD and 2xHDD to the controller), it's really not much better than what you can get with motherboard SATA2 RAID-0.
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yea, basically it really isn't worth getting an addon card. It isn't like there will be much of a difference b/w 560MB/s and 1GB/s in 90% of things.
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I would not go with anything "less" than the SAS9271 or equivalent, because chances are that any "budget" RAID card will end up being far morettrouble, and causing far more problems, than its worth.
   
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Should never mix cheap and raid cards together. Bad combo, rolleyes.gif
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