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November 30, 2010, 11:17 AM
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so use the cheaper sata controller (promise TX4 etc...) and use software raid? wont that tax the CPU, its only a single core P4 Prescott 3.0ghz?
sorry for all the questions in my own thread i'm a total noob when it comes to Raid and servers. thanks for your assistance.
right. while it might tax the cpu it's a much cheaper option than spending the time, effort and cash sourcing a 32 bit pci hardware raid card that can do raid 5. besides if you don't like the performance you've only spent 30 bucks since the software is free. If you go the WHS route the load is lower as it doesn't use RAID but rather DriveExtender.
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