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    Cheap RAID card

    I'm looking for a cheap RAID card. Must support at least 8 SATAII disks and RAID 6. The cheaper the better. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Cheap RAID card

    You'll be hard pressed to find a raid card that doesn't cost an arm and a leg for hardware RAID6. (3Ware 96xx series, Areca, perhaps from LSI and Adaptec)

    There are plenty of cheap 8 port card from Dell / hp (look on ebay) and Supermicro for less than 100 quids if you're lucky. Then use Linux software RAID6 will do what you wanted to.
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    Re: Cheap RAID card

    Areca are the best, but Highpoint cards are cheaper and can do RAID6. I have the RAID5 card, and that has been going strong for many years.

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    Re: Cheap RAID card

    I plumped for a 32 port LSI SAS jobbie. Just hope I get no troubles when I plug it into the 'intended for VGA' x16 slot.
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    Re: Cheap RAID card

    I'm being naughty here and resurrecting this...

    My question is same as OP's, but wonder if any new products on the market have made (hardware) 8-port Raid6 on-the-cheap (<£150) possible.

    Well: are there any?

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    Re: Cheap RAID card

    Perc/6i will be your best bet in this price bracket.

    If you can drop R6 requirement there are two more cards worth looking into.

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