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    Ide drives are so cheap now that i think id rather stick with them......maybe a Raid controller?

    If i got a Raid controller but then decided i didnt want to RAID in anyway can i turn the functons off and just use it as a ide controller.

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    Lcd issue...

    Oh is anyone good with LCD's?

    Power to lcd?

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    directron.com has their own brand of controllers starting at $16, scsi, sata, ata. oh these are just your basic 32bit 2 channel controllers.

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    I picked up an ATA133 RAID controller based on the Silicon Image 680 chipset for 20 from Maplin.

    It works for hdds in RAID 0/1/0+1, JBOD, as single drives (no RAID type) and also will do ATAPI devices (cdrom etc), which some controller cards won't do


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    Oh your not wrong!! i can see it on the webby......might just pop down and get one!!

    that would give me another 4 devices..is the controller good i though raid cards were normally 70 squid;..


    cheers

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    I'e been using it since April with 2x 80GB 7200rpm 8mb drives with no problems at all

    This is a "software" RAID controller, which means it uses the host CPU for it's RAID calculations. However, with the speed of CPUs nowadays, this is less of an issue for software raid cards, but of course, hardware raid cards are slighly faster, and therefore more expensive


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    if you want a hardware raid controller checkout 3ware. Adaptec also makes one, but it's not near as cool as the 3ware setup. I've got two 64 bit 4 drive 3wares (don't worry, not in one computer). One of them is simply running a CD drive and 2 harddrive raid- so you don't have to use them exclusively for RAID.
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