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Any Australians out there that could help me here?

I can't seem to find anything anywhere...

Not even something basic like a RAID 0 card or something.

I just need a cheap/decent RAID 5 card for my file/minecraft server.

Thank you for your help!

EDIT: This is the only one I can find. Its $699. Way too much.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=11043

EDIT: EDIT: Oh hey. Turns out I'm blind. Found this for $99. but I don't know anything about RAID controllers so I would love for somebody to find me a good one thats in Australia.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=15422
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Any particular requirement?
You can always use software RAID 5 on Linux with mdadm (and it's fast enough to nearly saturate gigabit on writes depending on setup).
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I don't know a whole lot about RAID but I'm pretty sure the motherboard I am going to buy doesn't support RAID 5. Otherwise I would probably use the onboard.

I'm going to use windows server and I would rather a RAID card so if I upgrade I can keep the RAID setup without having to clear everything and put it all back on.

Motherboard I'm going to buy: Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3
    
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A RAID volume can be established in Windows or in Linux from standard drives.
You don't have to have motherboard support as it resides on the software level.

Just another option to consider.
If you have a heavy environment with lots of IOPS and writes a dedicated card would be a more viable option.
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