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After testing on HD tune, it is apparently that my onboard raid controller cannot handle the setup I have. Can anyone suggest a inexpensive raid controller that can support around 400MB/s?

Setup at hand -

3x HD502HJ 500gb F3 spinpoint 7200rpm

Speeds current -

Min - 173.4MB/sec
Max - 218.8MB/sec
Avg - 209.7MB/sec

At these speeds I might as well remove a hard drive and use it elsewhere
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You aren't going to get a straight up 100% per drive improvement with RAID 0.
It's generally around 80% of each drive if you have it set up correctly.

That being said with RAID0 you generally don't need a dedicated controller.
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You aren't going to get a straight up 100% per drive improvement with RAID 0.
It's generally around 80% of each drive if you have it set up correctly.

That being said with RAID0 you generally don't need a dedicated controller.
yes but my results on HD Tune are straight across the board. If it was being fully used it would be descending.
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If those F3s are using single platters, I'd guess at 140MB/s per drive. In that case yes, your drive controller is bottlenecking your array. Honestly, you just need an el cheapo PCIe 4-port fakeRAID card; that's enough to allow your hard drives to breathe.
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If those F3s are using single platters, I'd guess at 140MB/s per drive. In that case yes, your drive controller is bottlenecking your array. Honestly, you just need an el cheapo PCIe 4-port fakeRAID card; that's enough to allow your hard drives to breathe.
did u have a certain one in mind? I'm new to all this stuff
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any cheap card will likely do the same.

Post screenshots of your benchmarks and list all your settings. The AMD controllers are not as fast as their Intel couterparts, but you won't get a better controller for less than $50 minimum (and that's using eBay).
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any cheap card will likely do the same.

Post screenshots of your benchmarks and list all your settings. The AMD controllers are not as fast as their Intel couterparts, but you won't get a better controller for less than $50 minimum (and that's using eBay).
http://img822.imageshack.us/i/hdtune.png/

Heres a bench result from my other post.
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