I have been running a RAID 5 setup on my mainboard Abit AL8, But it was really slow so i was wondering if i should buy a raid controller and then its all good?
The drives are 4x Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 (ST3400832AS) 400 GB Hard Drive SATA.
I used a 80gb 7200 for system drive.
Ill also like to add 2 more drives for heavy load stuff (2x200) in a RAID 0 i thought it might asswell be SATA II with NCQ
The mainboard only have PCI-E 1x and PCI.
What will be the best setup? the 2 raids on a new raid controller and the system disc on the main board? The main board has SATA II controller.
And i need help finding a good controller for all this. I what to be able to add drives the an array without deleting the whole array first. not sure how much if any memory is needed on the controller.
And what about the 2x200gb drives, any thoughts?