SATA card suggestions

Posted by: Scott in Japan

SATA card suggestions - 06/21/08 02:01 AM

Hello Modders,

I'm working on building a RAID 5 set-up. I've bought my disks, but still need to get a controller. I want 3-4 internal ports and obviously it needs to be able to do RAID 5. Also, as I am on a budget, a lower price is a must.

Two I have been looking at are :
http://cooldrives.stores.yahoo.net/4saiipc64cas.html
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816132017

Anyone have any other suggestions ?

Thanks in advance,

Scott
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: SATA card suggestions - 06/21/08 01:04 PM

Have a look at what OWC have. The usually have a good range of features and prices. There should be one you consider a happy compromise between the two.

They go from about $50 to over $900.

http://eshop.macsales.com/search/Hard+Drive+Controller+Cards

I have a couple of Siig cards for a similar purpose to yours. No hardware RAID on mine though. I have tested one using it to salvage data from failing/failed drives. Its done a good job so far, mounting a few drives that wouldn't work in USB or Firewire enclosures.
Posted by: fffuusky

Blind Date - 09/20/08 02:00 PM

bump the thread up.

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