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Need to build another main server. I already own the drives, optical, and RAM. What you think, 8 1TBs in Raid 1

Case: Antec 1200
Mobo: Asus 790x, AMD
CPU: AMD Sempron 140
Hot swap: Buy two hot swaps for the antec 1200
Raid Card: Buy twoSATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card

what do you think?? i dont mind changing the case, as long as i have 8 hot swap drives enabled into it.
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RAID 1 is a waste with more than 2 drives. Use RAID 5, 6, or 1 + 0.
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RAID 1 is a waste with more than 2 drives. Use RAID 5, 6, or 1 + 0.
ya i thought raid 5, but even with that RAID card, which doesnt indicate support, i need a RAID card that will support windows server 2008 with hopes for RAID 5
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this RAID card looks promising
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this RAID card looks promising
That card requires a port multiplier to do raid 5. That would add about $100. I would consider a Perc5 or Perc6 if you want to do raid. There is a million page thread on the card in the hdd section. It is an 8X pciexpress controller that support 8 drives SAS or Sata. The dell Perc 5i sells for around ~$100 with battery backup and $150 for a Perc6I, you would need the cables that can be had for $15 per 4 drives.
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