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Old 06-29-2011, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Motherboard I/O speeds, buses, NAS

I'm want NAS. I'm planning on building a somewhat cheap one that will last a long time. I currently plan on using unRAID from Lime Technology. It uses something similar to RAID-4, except it doesn't stripe the data across the drives. This way it is expandable, which is also a major feature that I want.

The free version of unRAID only supports 3 drives, and I want them to be quiet and cool, so I'm getting these.

The slower drives and the lack of striping = lower performance

So now I get down to the purpose of this thread. I'm planning on using this motherboard for the build. To make the drives a little faster, I wanted the parity drive to use a separate bus than the 2 data drives. I originally thought of using a PCIe SATA controller card...but I'm not sure what the best way...any ideas? Also any ideas/tips for the NAS as a whole?
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RAID via hardware is more efficient than RAID via software.
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This isn't a traditional RAID, so no hardware supports it.

Can someone help me find the best sata expansion card that doesn't cost > $120 (raid not required)

I found this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816115029 but I don't think I need all those features..
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