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So, I'm looking at changing how my hard drives are arranged / accessed.

Currently I have:
RAID Stripe w/ 2x 640 GB WD Blacks -> OS / programs
Single 74GB Raptor -> photoshop cache drive
Single 500GB WD Blue -> holding drive for archives / short term photos

In an external case
RAID mirror w/ 2x 250GB Samsungs -> photo storage

I think I want to look at going to all drives in my case rather than the external. However, I've used most of the ports on my MB. Looking at using a Raidon Bay to do some of the work:

A cheaper option is
Raidon SR2611-2S-S2 w/ 2x 3.5" RAID $185
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26408

A more expensive option
Raidon InTANK iR2940-6S-S2D $449
w/ 2x 2.5" RAID 1 & 4x 3.5" RAID 0/1/3/5
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=27740

Are there any other options for RAID built into the drive enclosure (for inside a case)? Any experience with RAIDON arrays? Will this help take some cycles off CPU vs using on board? Other thoughts?
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Sounds like a very expensive and inflexible way of doing things to me.

How many ports are you using on your motherboard, how many free do you have, and what expansion slots are you using and have free at the moment. It is likely a RAID card or HBA would be a better buy, and offer better performance for lower cost.
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Sounds like a very expensive and inflexible way of doing things to me.

How many ports are you using on your motherboard, how many free do you have, and what expansion slots are you using and have free at the moment. It is likely a RAID card or HBA would be a better buy, and offer better performance for lower cost.
Currently using 5 out of 6 SATA ports.
2 free PCI and 1 free PCIex1 (but it sits above GPU - heat might be an issue)
Thought about going with a RAID card and hot swap bay or some such thing.
Somewhat like the idea of limiting the number of SATA cables in my case, but that might just be an aesthetic thing.

Might be an idiot question, but what's a HBA?

What does performance in RAID (mirror) mean? Better transfer / faster rebuild?

Does anyone have any experience with Raidon products?
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If I'm going to be spending THAT much for just an enclosure, I'd rather take that money and invest it towards a high-end NAS unit... and then use the iSCSI Protocol to access the array....
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
PERC6-RAID50 Intel 730 480GB Intel 320 300GB Synology DS414 iSCSI SAN 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
VMWare vSphere5 Enterprise Plus Dell iDRAC6 Remote Management [KVM-Over-IP] Dell iDRAC6 KVM Dell Hot-Swap Redundant 1100W 
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Dell PowerEdge T710 Stock Dell iDRAC6 KVM 
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