Four Drive RAID Card
Looking for suggestions on good RAID cards for around $200 (Plus or minus $50) with RAID 10 functionality.
I like LSI and Highpoint over adaptec these days. I find adaptec has fallen behind.
If you only need RAID 10
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If you might want something more like RAID 5
LSI MegaRAID 9240-4I 4 Port 6Gbps PCIEx8 Low Profile SAS/SATA/RAID Controller Card Kit With Cables
Highpoint Option that would only be good for raid 0,1,10
Highpoint Rocketraid 2720SGL 8 Port SATA/SAS Low Profile PCI-E Controller Card 2720SGL&manufacture=Highpoint Technologies
None of these will be great for RAID 5,6 etc down the road, two of the cards can do it but I would not suggest it.
how do you feel about used??
LSI RAID CARD MegaRAID MR 8888-ELP 8 port SAS SATA PCI-e SFF8087 SFF8088 Cable | eBay
You can get an IBM m1015 off eBay for about $125 shipped to Canada. It is the same as an LSI 9211-8i.
+1 for the 9240.
I can't comment as to the other cards, but do be aware that the LSI cards "may" have compatibility issues with UEFI bios's. I got lucky and was able to make mine work with my P8Z77-I after significant amounts of messing about. If you are using an older board it's not an issue.
my 9260-4i works on a sapphire pure black p67 hydra, flawlessly.
Seems all of the top OEM's are re branded LSI chips (Dell, etc.)... pretty much can't go wrong.
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