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    Red face Reliability of ASUS BIOS RAID-5

    I need to build a couple of file servers and was looking at using the ASUS M2NVM DVI and its
    BIOS RAID-5 as the core. In the past I've normally used hardware RAID controllers but there's
    a budget cap on these and it wouldn't cover one.

    Anyone have any opinions as to if the ASUS BIOS RAID-5 implementation is a good-enough
    replacement for a hardware raid controller, in terms of reliability and performance. These
    servers won't be hit by more than 3-4 users at once and so I can live with some performance
    reduction.

    On a seperate question, are there any low-end motherboards that support RAID-6 yet ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Reliability of ASUS BIOS RAID-5

    Quote Originally Posted by tefster View Post
    I need to build a couple of file servers and was looking at using the ASUS M2NVM DVI and its
    BIOS RAID-5 as the core. In the past I've normally used hardware RAID controllers but there's
    a budget cap on these and it wouldn't cover one.
    Go with a Intel RAID chip for reliability.

    Quote Originally Posted by tefster View Post
    Anyone have any opinions as to if the ASUS BIOS RAID-5 implementation is a good-enough
    replacement for a hardware raid controller, in terms of reliability and performance.
    On-board RAID is not that bad with fast CPU's like the E7200.

    Quote Originally Posted by tefster View Post
    On a seperate question, are there any low-end motherboards that support RAID-6 yet ?
    None that I know of...

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    Re: Reliability of ASUS BIOS RAID-5

    If you have budget concerns, go for a crappy Dell poweredge 840
    Nearly 1 year ago, got one of those with 2x250 GB hot swappable HDD's a 2.4 GHz Quad core Xeon and 4GB RAM for around £600
    Cheap as chips.
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