PCI Raid cards...

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  1. TurkeyChicken

    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    whats really the differnece between them?

    I just want one to add 2 hd slots to my computer... is there really a difference between the 20 dollar one and the 120 dollar one?

    i dont really konw much about them :hs:
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    The $120 one probably does some more advanced form of RAID.
     
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    Difference is OS support/drivers/write-back cache/raid0+1,1+0,5 support.../number of channels

    Which ones are you looking at?
     
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    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    The Promise IDE card that came with my latest WD hard drive (and obviously can't have cost any real amount of money, or it wouldn't be bundled) hasn't caused me any problems (yet :hs: ). I think it's a Ultra 100 TX2 or something.

    As someone said, the more expensive ones are probably RAID controllers.
     
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    maybe something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=16-102-026&depa=0


    Basically all I want is to be able to attach like 4 hard drives to my computer. I want to install a different OS on each hard drive. I see that that one says it supports Red Hat Linux, so do you think that means it would support other types as well... like Gentoo and stuff?

    I'm really new to this aspect of computers :hs:
     

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