HighPoint RocketRAID 2640x4

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Spider-Mom

SAS hard drives are cheaper per gig than SSDs theres no good argumement against t hem

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GodFix

Plus SAS is still primarily Enterprise class. If you're using SAS at home, you're an Uber-Power User or GEEK like myself.

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Mr.Pooney

What would be a good sub 100$ (CND$ BTW)

I'm looking to setup a Raid 0 aray with 2 500GB WD Sata II drives for windows 7

Anyone have any experience with rosewill products?

Intel C2D E7200

ASUS P5K/EPU MoBo

BFG 8800 GT OC2 Video Card

4GB Kingston HyperX 1066 DDR2 Ram

5 W.D 500GB HD

CoolerMaster 650Watt PS

22'' Ben-Q G2200W LCD

Logitech MX5000 BT wireless keyboard/Mouse

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Lodis4

Looking at the numbers above I don't think I would bother with this card for a RAID 0.  IF you are going RAID 5 I can see the advantage but for a ~10% performance increase on RAID 0 it hardly seems practical.

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mtjepkema

Where do you find a card with a regular bracket? It seems like these raid cards all come with low profile brackets for server boards/racks.

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Spider-Mom

Time to buy the Adaptec 5405! :P

 

For serious tho, why dont you bastards ever review some SAS drives? I think they are better choice than either the WD VR or SSDs i think at this point because of their price to capacity advantage over SSDs and yet are still faster than the Raptor.

 

I think ill just get a mobo with on board sas controller and get the performance of the Adaptec 5405 raided with SATA drives with out the cost inflation.

 

 

I would like to see a review of something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145261

 

or like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822116058 in the future

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mesiah

They probably dont bother reviewing SAS drives because most people do not like their hard drives to sound like a small prop plane taking off :D Atleast thats why I dont bother with them.

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Lodis4

The SAS drives are not really what makes a bulk of the noise; it's those pesky high speed fans. The downside to SAS for the home user is cost/GB. Hardly anyone outside of the Enterprise is going to pay $150 for a 72GB drive that you need to buy 3 or more of in order to take advantage of increased performance.

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