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Best RAID controller for the money

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I'm looking for a RAID controller at a good price. I just want it to be able to handle RAID 0 with my 2 hard drives at a good price.

I have talked to tech support at EVGA about my board having a very rare problem and it probably being the RAID controller. Therefore i am looking for one to use instead of the onboard. I want it just to be better than the onboard RAID which from what i hear shouldnt be too hard(the EVGA guy even agreed they blow)

I would like to spend maybe as little as 30-40 bucks but if there is a really good one i will spend as much as 50 bucks or so.

I have an open PCI-Ex1 slot and a couple PCI for interface.

thanks a lot
post #2 of 3
Well if you are looking for one THAT cheap, just go on newegg and pick one out. They are all almost identical.

Oh, and PCIe-x1 > PCI. This way you know for sure that it's not sharing bandwidth with anything else.
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remember, you get what you pay for. Going too cheap, especially on something that could potentially cause you to lose all of your data (if you don't have a backup solution) could be more headache in the future than it's worth.
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