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    Card Advice...

    My Maxtor 160 is making strange clunking sounds. I am thinking about buying two of the new 36 gig raptors and putting them in Raid 0. Yes I know you're saying that's not enough storage but everything I have on my current computer only adds up to 17 GBs. My motherboard (Asus A7V333) has raid capability but I'm thinking some SATA cards have this built in but I'm not sure.

    I'm looking for a suggestion on a SATA card. I would prefer to get a good one rather than a bottom of the line, no name junker. Any suggestions?

    Also do I want the NCQ or non NCQ drives?

    Thanks in advance
    Antec SX1200 Full Tower * PC Power & Cooling 400 Watt Power Supply * Asus A7V333 Motherboard * AMD Athlon XP 3000 * 1 GB Crucial/Micron PC 2700 * ATI Radeon 9550 256 MB 8x AGP (Fanless) * Fujitsu 15K SCSI Ultra 320 18GB Hard Drive* IBM M Keyboard (Yeah Baby) * Plextor CD Recorder * Generic DVD Recorder * Dell 24" Monitor * Internal Smart Card Reader * Windows 2000 * Everything Stock Clocked... and a partridge in a pear tree.

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    well here are some options. I work @ IBM and deal with our cards and you could always get one of ours (retail is anywhere from 200-3000 bucks

    I guess it kinda depends on what kind of raid array you want to use and how fast you want it to write( you said 0 but ill give you a couple of options.....i like 5 but that is just me)

    Bottom of the line but still works for what your doing
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816132001

    Little better with 4 sata connections
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816132006

    Faster with less sata ports
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816220004

    Personally i would go with what your needs will dictate. hope this helps
    Last edited by Jeepson33s; 09-21-06 at 08:30 PM.
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    2x WD RE3 1TB Raid0
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    ENERMAX Liberty 500W

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    Jeepers!

    Thanks for the input. It looks like whatever I get will have to make due with the PCI interface I have. Eventually I'll have to upgrade my motherboard and CPU but can still get a lot of mileage out of my current setup. When the Athlon dual core 6000 drops to around $100, I'll probably make the switch. My system is still pretty good and just needs a new hard drive setup to make it feel a little snappier. Thanks again...
    Antec SX1200 Full Tower * PC Power & Cooling 400 Watt Power Supply * Asus A7V333 Motherboard * AMD Athlon XP 3000 * 1 GB Crucial/Micron PC 2700 * ATI Radeon 9550 256 MB 8x AGP (Fanless) * Fujitsu 15K SCSI Ultra 320 18GB Hard Drive* IBM M Keyboard (Yeah Baby) * Plextor CD Recorder * Generic DVD Recorder * Dell 24" Monitor * Internal Smart Card Reader * Windows 2000 * Everything Stock Clocked... and a partridge in a pear tree.

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