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Would it be worth it if i ever went RAID0? I had my eye on this one, is it worth the £18 price i can get it for?
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Why? Onboard raid is just as good, unless you're intending to use more than 4 drives at once.
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Card dependent, some SATA RAID cards out perform the OB RAID... but the only one I've read about would set you back over $200
    
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Or more lol. If you do not have onboard RAID that card you linked is alright to try out the deal. But if you want better performance than OB gotta pay out the butt for it...
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Also with a pci card your going to be stuck at 133mhz. Thats why the other ones are more expensive they use either a pcie4x or a pcie1x and also have an onboard processor so the cpu doesn't have to get involved.
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Well chances are i'd do it when i reinstall windows, which would be on a P35...
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Either spend $300 on a good RAID card, or use whatever is available onboard, or don't bother.

Cheap RAID cards, especially ones running on PCI, aren't going to be any better then what's onboard.

If you want a good RAID card, I recommend areca.
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