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    RAID Cards

    Right im basically looking for a PCI Raid card which is able to do RAID 5, with space for 5 SATA hard drives.

    What sort of budget for a reasonable one, and any brands models to look out for?

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    Re: RAID Cards

    I would say decent 3Ware 9xxx series card on ebay for about 150 quids or if you have the budget go for LSI or Areca. I heard some of the cheap DELL PERC5/i on ebay should be good too.

    Stay away from XFX.

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    Re: RAID Cards

    if it's not costing you hundreds, it's not real RAID (it's using your cpu and some windows-only drivers to emulate it)

    3ware, areca, lsi (dell rebadge lsi cards, you might get a bargain dell-branded card on ebay), most adaptec cards

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