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May 06, 2012, 12:41:28 PM
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Looking for some suggestions.  Modest budget.

I'd like a H/W based RAID card and SATA III, but considering budget I'd consider SATA II and H/W RAID.

I had once considered PERC RAID controllers as these could be had for a reasonable amount of money.

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May 06, 2012, 04:46:31 PM
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Depends a bit more on what you are looking for. If you are pushing data over single gigabit then most of the sataII stuff will be plenty fast.

I've got a Highpoint RocketRaid 2680 I'm looking to sell. Supports 8x Sata III. Supports very high IOPS for SSD's.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115096


PERC's are indeed cheap and plentiful. They don't support jbod which can be a pita.

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May 10, 2012, 03:55:03 AM
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Looking for some suggestions.  Modest budget.

I'd like a H/W based RAID card and SATA III, but considering budget I'd consider SATA II and H/W RAID.

I had once considered PERC RAID controllers as these could be had for a reasonable amount of money.

Thank you.

I'm a huge fan of the Areca cards. I currently run the 1882ix-12 for RAID 0 with Cricial C300 SSDs. You will get plenty of performance witht he 1880ix line as well.

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May 10, 2012, 06:49:29 AM
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Looking for some suggestions.  Modest budget.

I'd like a H/W based RAID card and SATA III, but considering budget I'd consider SATA II and H/W RAID.

I had once considered PERC RAID controllers as these could be had for a reasonable amount of money.

Thank you.

I'm a huge fan of the Areca cards. I currently run the 1882ix-12 for RAID 0 with Cricial C300 SSDs. You will get plenty of performance witht he 1880ix line as well.

Agreed. The 1882ix's are great. I've got a 1882ix-24 myself. It should come with a larger cache though.
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May 14, 2012, 07:57:03 PM
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Thank you, all.  I looked over the Areca pricing.  Good stuff.


Ended up with a $100 PERC 6i
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