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Old 10-14-2012, 16:08   #9
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Originally Posted by tcruse View Post
The Intel RAID controller on the motherboard does not perform very well on any raid level.
It still performs better than a single drive, while providing some degree of fault tolerance. That's all I need and that's all I care to pay for.

Also, you need to buy drives tat are certified for raid use, (at least 7300 rpm and lot f memory buffer n drive) otherwise soft errors will cause you to always be in recovery mode.
Seagate Barracuda, 7200RPM, 64MB cache, $150. Haven't seen any warnings yet, the RAID stays in one piece. We'll see how it goes.

One thing to note: you absolutely need good cooling when you stack several hard drives in one case. I have a fan on each drive; without the fans running the temperature jumps up from 35C to 50C.

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