I have the same 3WARE card - they offer pretty good performance for the price. But now you need to worry about backing the thing up, or what happens if your RAID controller dies in 3 years time :-) Cheers Ken -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Tris Sent: Friday, 9 May 2008 7:49 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] [OT] Hardware question about RAID... Many thanks to all! I opted for: 3ware 9650SE-8ML 8 x 1Tb drives and RAID 6 config... Plus a dual core CPU and a decent board, 2Gb RAM and ICY DOCK hot swap bays.. Your advise and words were very helpful! Now I just gotta load my many 1Tb externals onto it! that'll take forever!!! Thank you ALL!!!!