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  1. Hi, I am new here but I have a lil' experience with what you're doing. With 850 pro's I found little up-scaling via raid 0 in windows raid. So I bought my Avago 3108 card. It's actually a supercharged LSI 9361-8i built for Supermicro. Are you using the LSI manger software? What I found is that if I create 2 virtual disk's - one with the SSD's and one with the HDD's on the same channel and install the OS to this, it performs drastically better- I don't know why. I can show you what my numbers are if you like. Kind of Hybrid array, but works really well. Using this information I installed the above HDD's on the HP 410i controller and got very good results as well. So the LSi card is now running 6 15k.7 Cheetah drives and they are very fast. edit: opps didn't catch this, You do know that SAS drives are very different then SATA drives - correct? That card also requires an 8x slot. Also how are you connection the HDD's to the raid card?
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    HTPC 4k ultra

    hi fellas, im new here and thought I might pick yer brains a bit and perhaps help me out a little. I am building a new HTPC, So to build this new HTPC I am using the following: Gigabyte Aorus Z370 7, Intel 8700k, twin Samsung MZ-1LV9600 M.2 in raid 0 as boot, Avago 3108 with 6 Hitachi 3tb drives, 32gb of Gskill Trident PC 3200 (4x8), Gigabyte 1080 oc, Lian Li v1000 case, Thermaltake 850 watt psu. And Liquid cooling. This build is an ALL in One system for HTPC, PC/Work station, Music server/NAS. I also have 8 Seagate 15k.7 cheetah's @ 600gb each, and, four Samsung 850 pros (250gb each) and four 10k HP drives (1tb each). I currently run an HP server as a PC with triple raid set ups. Here is/are my question(s): I want to run three different HDD set's, possibly 4. Set one will obviously be the boot section for the OS -Win10 Pro installed on the M.2 drives, so no Avago raid req.. easy right? However, Would I be better off just using the new M/B's on board raid with my other drives? I have no experience with it, But I do with the Avago and when set up correctly the Avago is very fast with the 15k drives. Presently, I have no experience with the Hitachi drives- yet, as I haven't built this system, but Im about to, soo here I am. The Avago is a 12gb raid card w/2gb data B/U installed. (Supermicro branded) The Hitachi drives are 12gb drives. For movies Im going to use the Hitachi drives, For music I am going to use the Samsung drives, and for data back up the 15k drives. My thoughts are mixed as to which way would be best, Perhaps a mix of the Avago and the onboard intel controller? Any thing I am missing here? Please share your thoughts. As this will take some time and effort to put together, and I can use all the help I can get. Edit, Oh and BTW, I am installing an HP back plane for the Avago/? Thank you in advance, Kodi41