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The performance is definitely better over using onboard controllers. You will end up with faster speeds, and a lesser chance of losing your array. So if security is important for you, a separate RAID controller will be ideal.

I know ADATA makes nice products, and there memory/SSD's have pretty good reputation. I just personally wouldn't trust many companies SSD's in RAID 0 other than Samsung because that's just a guarantee that the 840 series isn't going to crap out on you. While the other companies, whether they are pretty reliable, doesn't necessarily make them guaranteed. I noticed that they are faster than the Evo, actually there are a few other drives that are faster than it too that I would recommend over it traditionally (Intel 520 Series, Plextor M5P Xtreme Series, SanDisk Extreme Series). Again though, when it comes to a RAID 0 setup, I would trust the 840 Series over all of them. However, if you trust the ADATA SSD's, then hopefully you will be fine.

His build is only introducing RAID because it is meant to be overkill. I'm not sure what kind of data will be stored. Since he has such a large budget, I'll probably just do Samsung.

Would one controller be suitable for both a RAID 0 and a RAID 5 in regards to performance?
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His build is only introducing RAID because it is meant to be overkill. I'm not sure what kind of data will be stored. Since he has such a large budget, I'll probably just do Samsung.

Would one controller be suitable for both a RAID 0 and a RAID 5 in regards to performance?

Yes, pretty sure you can run separate Arrays on almost any controller.
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Yes, pretty sure you can run separate Arrays on almost any controller.

Well I wasn't questioning if I could have two separate arrays. I was saying because I have 5 drives (2 in RAID 0 and 3 in RAID 5), would I notice performance degradation and should I get two controllers?
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Well I wasn't questioning if I could have two separate arrays. I was saying because I have 5 drives (2 in RAID 0 and 3 in RAID 5), would I notice performance degradation and should I get two controllers?

honestly if you have a quality motherboard the onboard is more than suitable for the task but one controller should be enough. maybe run the raid 0 off the motherboard and the 5 off the controller.
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honestly if you have a quality motherboard the onboard is more than suitable for the task but one controller should be enough. maybe run the raid 0 off the motherboard and the 5 off the controller.

I guess I could always test the motherboard first before getting a controller.
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I guess I could always test the motherboard first before getting a controller.

that would be a wise idea, onboard controllers a pretty sweet these days
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