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Hep, that was true with the old raid controllers, the IC9R and newer are much more efficiency. I'm getting 2.7x speed increase with 3x drives. A hardware raid controller can at the very best get a 3x increase with 3 drives and none will be perfectly efficent (though they get pretty close). For the price, you are better off buying 3 drives and running them off the ICH9R controller than buying 2 drives and running them off a hardware controller, especially considering how inexpensive drives are compared to controllers.
Ya but IC9R is about the best it gets. You won't get 2.7x with anything else. The problem with the price arguement is more drives is more risk of losing your data and changing motherboard is a PITA after it's set up. With a dedicated controller you can change it out fairly easily if your new motherboard uses a different fake raid it's reset up everything time. The controllers are only expensive because the processors are so specialized and have high unit costs. If the industry had simply moved to sas a year and half ago instead of developing raid using cpu and dropping prices we would be in a much better position.

Plus 5 sata connectors and 1 eSata or 6 sata connectors is wasting ton of board realestate. Should have 1 ATA for another couple years and 2 sata's and one sas connector on board. Stop the my full length video card is sitting on my sata cables nonsense. You can put 4 2.5 inch drives in the same space as a single 3.5 inch half height drive. The 2.5 inch drive market has to speed it's butt up where 10,000 is laptop and 15,000 is desktop so the angular velocities are similar and motherboards need to stop this fake raid nonsense and throw compatible SAS controllers on every board be it intel, AMD, or nvidia processor. Once that is done you can switch to 2 platter drives with 4 read heads that stripe themselves automatically and create single drive perfectly scalable raids. Then if you're crazy you can run up to 4 of them.
Server boards could have same configuration with 4 sas outputs instead of just one.
The desktop is ready for 200mb/sec to 800mb/sec drives without alot of hassle.
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What is an SAS controller? I noticed the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 has the SAS controller removed.
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What is an SAS controller? I noticed the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 has the SAS controller removed.
there are 15000 RPM drives you can buy that will only hook up to an SAS controller.
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Won't be needing that anytime soon. Thanks.
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You are doing a manual RAID10...
Yep, sorta
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