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Which Raid controller? MSIk7d

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none1

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Aug 12, 2002
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Chicago, IL
What raid should I get for k7d board? Want to go Raid 0+1 and be fast. Thinking some of the 250gig ide drives out there.

Thanks!
 

Nebulous

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Oct 11, 2002
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Heck any raid card will work. Depends on how much you're willing to spend.

I got a silicon image raid card from newegg for 20 bux shipped. Got 2 x 120GB WD SE drives in raid-0 in my asus board. Fast as heck and i'm very impressed with this 20 dollar raid card.

Here
 

attack

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May 23, 2002
well to run a 0+1 your gonna have to (realisticly) get a 4 channel IDE controller, otherwise it will crawl (because 2 channels with 2 drives...). The cheapest 4 channel I know of is the rocketRAID 404, it'll run software RAID 5 (very dissapointing in peformance).

Assuming your want 500gb of usable storage, Another option is running 2 RAID cards, and run RAID 0 on both and use a backup program to backup your drives at night. Cheaper and faster so I'd recommend that.

If you only want 250 or so of storage you could run a RAID 0 of 120's and then a 250gb for backup at night (don't need the speed when backing up at night ya know.
 

verbatim

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Mar 12, 2003
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Dont forget the K7D has a horrible southbridge chip. All 32mhz cards put in the 32mhz slots will run like dogs. Aparently if u put the card in the 66mhz slot and put another 32mhz (or66mhz) card in the 2nd slot, it will run fine. I have had no luck with any combination tho. My card is in a 33mhz slot and only gets mass data loss/corrupted file tables every now and then. When it was in the 66mhz slot, any file I transferred was immediately corrupted. -god I wish thee was a decent opteron board out....