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concinnity January 7, 2013 06:42 PM

Four Drive RAID Card
Looking for suggestions on good RAID cards for around $200 (Plus or minus $50) with RAID 10 functionality.

BlueByte January 7, 2013 07:32 PM

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.

Master_Shake_ January 7, 2013 10:49 PM

how do you feel about used??

LSI RAID CARD MegaRAID MR 8888-ELP 8 port SAS SATA PCI-e SFF8087 SFF8088 Cable | eBay

lowfat January 7, 2013 11:46 PM

You can get an IBM m1015 off eBay for about $125 shipped to Canada. It is the same as an LSI 9211-8i.

dustin1706 January 7, 2013 11:56 PM

+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.

Master_Shake_ January 8, 2013 11:23 AM

my 9260-4i works on a sapphire pure black p67 hydra, flawlessly.

grinder January 8, 2013 11:28 AM

Seems all of the top OEM's are re branded LSI chips (Dell, etc.)... pretty much can't go wrong.

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