The load becomes larger depending on your array size, as parity bits must be generated for each drive.
WD20EADS Caviar Green - 2TB
3 HDDs at first with plans to eventually reach the full 8 HDD capacity in Raid5. I didn't realize more stress was put on a raid setup as you add storage. Would this kind of setup work ok or would the amount of drives with that amount of storage eventually kill the drives/controller?
Plan is for media storage and thats it. OS runs off separate HDD. Files only added and removed every now and then.
Any other solution to hook up more then 4 HDDs in RAID 5 within the same price range?
Also, I'm looking to buy all this at once on boxing day (sales sales sales :-) I realize the type of controller I want probably wont be on sale but I know there should be some great 2TB HDD deals. Basically I really want a card with the ability to attach at least 6 HDDs. I liked the card I linked because the 8 HDD connectivity but is it a junk card?!
Annnnnnnd, could I set up a controller on a machine that already has an OS installed, or do I need to reinstall?