SATA raid

Net Llama! netllama
Mon Mar 26 12:33:37 PDT 2007

On Mon, 26 Mar 2007, Vu Pham wrote:
> Currently my home PC has a scsi raid controller with 4 scsi drives set
> up in raid 0 mode in order to get the highest performance. ( yes,  I
> have backed the system up pretty often ).
> The problem is these scsi drives are pretty loudy at night when there is
> no background noise.
> I want to replace these scsi drives by two SATA drives with raid 0.
> For performance, is a built-in sata raid controller as good as an
> pci-express one ? If the difference is 8 out of 10 it will be fine to
> me, but if it is something 5 or 6 out of 10, then I would consider
> looking for an external one.
> My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3.

SATA has performance standards just like PATA & SCSI.  If the onboard 
supports SATA-II, then the performance should be as good as you're going 
to get.  On the other hand, if you add a PCI-E SATA controller, and it 
doesn't support SATA-II, then the performance will be worse.  In other 
words, you need to look for which SATA spec is supported by the 
controller, and then get drives that match that spec version.

Lonni J Friedman                        netllama at

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