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Old May 20, 2009, 09:54 PM
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with 4 of these Newegg.ca - Patriot Warp PE32GS25SSDR 2.5" 32GB SATA II Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks will I need a raid card for raid 0 or will the onboard chipset of this motherboard do it?-----Newegg.ca - ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
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Old May 20, 2009, 10:06 PM
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The price of a raid card that you'd be willing to probably buy would be no better than onboard.
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The price of a raid card that you'd be willing to probably buy would be no better than onboard.
so your point is....

should I stick with 3 in raid 0 or get a 4th will I see an increase with performance?
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Old May 20, 2009, 10:39 PM
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a good raid card is 300+
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Old May 21, 2009, 12:16 AM
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Do you already have the SSD's? If not it would be much better to buy a drive like a 120GB Vertex. Jmicron drives on onboard RAID can be pretty risky in terms of performance. Depending on your usage, stuttering can happen.
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a good raid card is 300+
actually a good one now is probably closer to $400-$500 starting. For RAID 0 onboard is fine. You really only need a dedicated raid card if your doing something like raid 5, 6, 30, 50, etc.
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actually a good one now is probably closer to $400-$500 starting. For RAID 0 onboard is fine. You really only need a dedicated raid card if your doing something like raid 5, 6, 30, 50, etc.
If your serious about RAID you should be running a dedicated card period.

Onboard aka software RAID is junk.
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my answer would be to buy 2 vertex 30 gb and use onboard
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If your serious about RAID you should be running a dedicated card period.

Onboard aka software RAID is junk.
which is why my raid is run by my 3ware card cost me 430 bucks.
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onboard will do bumfloss. If your doing raid higher than 1 on your motherboard an aftermarket raid card would be advised. Something in the $350+ dollar range for a RAID card will give you the performance you want for RAID 5 or RAID 10, otherwise the net gain in performance will be moot.
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