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    RAID with an XFX REVO 64 card

    This is MAD cheap.....so what's the catch?

    3x250 gig Seagates and a REVO RAID card taking all the effort off the cpu.

    £117.49 inc vat.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/mixit/

    is that me being silly....or is that real?

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    the catch is driver support is pretty much over, since the company behind the chip have folded

    t'is discontinued tech

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    Holy crap, what a catch.

    The Revo 64 got a good review from hexus too:
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.ph...6&redirect=yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    the catch is driver support is pretty much over, since the company behind the chip have folded

    t'is discontinued tech
    True, though you still get 750gb of storage with a RAID card for less than the price of a 750gb disk, and the card has been out for some time, so I'm sure the drivers are fairly mature by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    so I'm sure the drivers are fairly mature by now.
    Nope. You don't need drivers, it's all in firmware/hardware. There is a Windows utility, but you don't need it, you set everything up on the card buring boot and windows just sees it as a big ATA disk regardless of the RAID level used on the card.

    The firmware hasn't been updated in god knows how long so as time goes by i would expect it to get actually get bugier as new drives with quirks are released.

    there was a 5 port card as well (i have one) but they must have run out of the chips as you can't get them any more.

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    i have one in the main desktop. i wish someone would tak up updating the firmware but they quite good especially for the price. and yeah i was going for the 5 port version but it was disc before i could get
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