any thoughts on a pciex4 rocket raid 2320 vs an areca arc-1220 pciex8card? - Storage

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  1. any thoughts on a pciex4 rocket raid 2320 vs an areca arc-1220 pciex8card?

    Areca ARC-1220 pciex8 raid 0,1,1e,3,5,6 and jbod $434
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816131004 Works
    in vista (x64?)

    Highpoint RocketRaid 2320 pciex4 (x8,16 compat) raid 0/1/5/10 jbod
    $239 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816115026

    My system is currently a 1.86 core2 intel cpu.. from what i've read
    the rocketraid isnt true hardware and would probably eat cpu cycles..
    but how bad (raid 5 3 drive)...?

    The dilemma is i need a board that supports pciex16 v2.0 and has an
    available pciex4 or pciex8 slot..

    Most likely, eventually crossfire.. but for now i'm using my p5ne sli
    board.. where i can turn the 3rd port into pciex8 for the raid card..

    With crossfire three port pciex16 v2.0, the third port becomes
    pciex4.. fine for rocket raid, not so fine for areca at pciex8...

    Any thoughts on which card is better (guess its obvious).. or would
    the rocket raid be "adequate" on either a crossfire motherboard at
    pciex4 or the asus at pciex8?

    Cheers

  2. Re: any thoughts on a pciex4 rocket raid 2320 vs an areca arc-1220 pciex8 card?

    markm75 wrote in news:5c94d6b5-aa70-4ca9-9ff0-7a6de01c2c5e@y21g2000hsf.googlegroups.com

    asking the same question over and over again.

    > Areca ARC-1220 pciex8 raid 0,1,1e,3,5,6 and jbod $434
    > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816131004 Works
    > in vista (x64?)
    >
    > Highpoint RocketRaid 2320 pciex4 (x8,16 compat) raid 0/1/5/10 jbod
    > $239 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816115026
    >
    > My system is currently a 1.86 core2 intel cpu..


    > from what i've read


    Like that you can read.

    > the rocketraid isnt true hardware


    No? So what is that thing under the cooler for then.

    > and would probably eat cpu cycles..


    .... munch munch munch ...

    > but how bad (raid 5 3 drive)...?
    >
    > The dilemma is i need a board that supports pciex16 v2.0 and has an
    > available pciex4 or pciex8 slot..
    >
    > Most likely, eventually crossfire.. but for now i'm using my p5ne sli
    > board.. where i can turn the 3rd port into pciex8 for the raid card..
    >
    > With crossfire three port pciex16 v2.0, the third port becomes
    > pciex4.. fine for rocket raid, not so fine for areca at pciex8...
    >
    > Any thoughts on which card is better (guess its obvious).. or would
    > the rocket raid be "adequate" on either a crossfire motherboard at
    > pciex4 or the asus at pciex8?
    >
    > Cheers


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