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Tator, I believe you are incorrect with RAID 5 storage space. It is RAID 0 with a distributed parity. Thus, for 3x 500 GB, 2 drives have data and one has parity, thereby giving you 1000 GB of data, 500 GB of parity.
     
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Tator, I believe you are incorrect with RAID 5 storage space. It is RAID 0 with a distributed parity. Thus, for 3x 500 GB, 2 drives have data and one has parity, thereby giving you 1000 GB of data, 500 GB of parity.
Er..yeah. You are right.

Thanks for the Catch Blitz.
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Now, here is my million dollar question: which is better for four drives? RAID 10 (or 0+1; in a four-drive configuration they are essentially interchangeable) or RAID 6. All three will have four drives. All of which would have 50% data capacity. (RAID 6 is two distributive parities; RAID 10 and RAID 0+1 both have 50% data, 50% mirror.)
     
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Blitz, Raid 6 uses less storage with multiple disks and also has slower write speeds. In all performance areas Raid 10 is just much more beneficial than Raid 6. Both have their own pros and cons but I just prefer Raid 10.
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Now is it correct to say that most mobo's built in SATA controllers capable of raid are not capable of raid 10? I have seen them say raid 0,1,5 & 0+1. I don't remember seing any 10 or 1+0

I guess more research is in order on my part. One things for sure, I'm not about to buy a dedicated controller just to run a raid configuration. To much clutter in the system w/all the wires coming off a dedicated card to the HDD's. Oh yeah and theres also the added expense of the controller card and if the card dies then I would be PO'd
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Now is it correct to say that most mobo's built in SATA controllers capable of raid are not capable of raid 10? I have seen them say raid 0,1,5 & 0+1. I don't remember 10 or 1+0

I guess more research is in order on my part. I'm not about to buy a dedicated controller just to run a raid configuration. To much clutter in the system w/all the wires coming off a dedicated card to the HDD's.
Well RAID 10 is 0+1 or 1+0 and most boards can do that level of RAID.

Many lower end boards cannot do RAID 5 though. (SB710/NV730/SB700)

Either way, running RAID 10 or 5 requires a dedicated controller if you do no want your CPU being bent over like a little girly CPU.

@ Blitz, I agree with Think3r, the Pro's to Con's of RAID 10 makes it more versatile and worth while apposed to RAID 6.
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Hi fellow S939ers,

Even though I'll be moving away from S939 this month, it has served me well for the past four years so I'd love to become part of this club.
    
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o.o I'm still using my S939 rig...


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Hi fellow S939ers,

Even though I'll be moving away from S939 this month, it has served me well for the past four years so I'd love to become part of this club.


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Well RAID 10 is 0+1 or 1+0 and most boards can do that level of RAID.

Many lower end boards cannot do RAID 5 though. (SB710/NV730/SB700)

Either way, running RAID 10 or 5 requires a dedicated controller if you do no want your CPU being bent over like a little girly CPU.

@ Blitz, I agree with Think3r, the Pro's to Con's of RAID 10 makes it more versatile and worth while apposed to RAID 6.
All of my mobo's support 0,1,0+1 & 5. The trick is getting it to work on my DFI NF4 SLI DR & Expert Silicon image 3114 controller. Not that I would want to this late in the game as my other systems are slightly faster and my sig rig is using my x4 940 so would the cpu even notice the raid 5 or 0+1 strain under load?
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@N2

RAID 10/0+1/5 would bring your CPU to it's knee's in a HDD intensive situation. You would immediately see a jump on all cores to 25% most likely.

x86 CPU's just don't handle RAID functions well. And it would need to use your RAM, which could cause problems if your RAM is not ECC.

This is why dedicated RAID controllers have their own CPU's and ECC RAM.
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Thanks Tator,

So your basically saying that I don't need a high priced mobo w/tons of SATA ports If I plan on running a fast Raid set up and that I should save my money on my next build to run a dedicated Raid controller card.

Who makes the best bargain controller cards?
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