[thelist] [OT] Hardware question about RAID...

Norman Bunn norman.bunn at craftedsolutions.com
Wed May 7 08:56:52 CDT 2008

Tris wrote:
> Hi all...
> I'm building my first PC..
> I want to use a RAID configuration and see that many motherboards
> offer raid 5 as standard.
> This is what I was after, but assumed I'd need a raid card to do that.
> so my question is, will a motherboard such as:
> http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Socket+775+%28Intel%29/Gigabyte+GA-P35-DS3L+iP35+Express+%28775%29+Motherboard+?productId=30549
> Offer me a reliable raid set up?
> I've just using it to host media through my house, so the load will be
> minimal...
> Any tech heads out there, know what's what?
> Tris...
My personal feeling is that onboard components, while fine in some 
respects (less expensive), are typically inferior to add-on units that 
are specifically tailored to your needs.  As an example, my son's PC has 
onboard RAID, and it has given him nothing but trouble, while a 
dedicated RAID 5 NAS I have just keeps on ticking.


Norman W. Bunn
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