Server Setup Questions.

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  1. Argovian

    Argovian New Member

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    I"m working on setting up a new server for some FTP hosting and web hosting. I am planning on having 4-5 Hard Drives, and a DVD drive in the case.

    As well, I am unsure of if I would really notice much of a difference on a SATA RAID, or an IDE RAID.

    This is some of the equipment i'm looking at. Any thoughts/suggestions are appreciated! Thanks ahead of time.

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-182-548&depa=1
    Power Supply: TurboCool ATX 510 http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/power_supplies/maxperformance/turbocools/index_hp_atx.htm

    MB: Havn't decided because I cant decide which would be better SATA RAID or IDE RAID.
     
  2. sgthoskins

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    Argovian,

    I can't say from personal experience, but a couple of my friends love SATA.
     
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  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Def. SATA raid - less messy cables, better technology... etc. Keep in mind that SATA only allows one drive per connection, so if you expect the MB to do it, and you want 3-4 drives, make sure that the MB supports a 4 disk array.
     
  4. Argovian

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    Yea that was one of the Reasons I wasn't sure if SATA was the way to go because most of the onboard RAID controllers i've been seeing only support 2-3 drives. And I was planning on 4-5 Hard Drives
     
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    If you're planning on going with a RAID 5 array then you definitely will have to go with an outboard RAID card whether its IDE or SATA. Onboard controllers will at best handle 4 drives in a RAID 1/0 or two pairs of drives in RAID 0 or 1 config.
     
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    Any suggestions on vendors to look at? Not sure if there are many differences..
     
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    Adaptec is the king of RAID. Been around for years, their cards are ALWAYS supported.
     

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