Recommendations for a New RAID setup

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    Linux:Debian, Kali-Linux... 2xWin8.1,1x7Pro, Retro:1x2003server.1xXPpro, 1xW2k,1x98SE,1x95,1x3.11
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    I know you didn't ask me, but i answer anyway.

    Nice link to the Sata VS Sas.
    When i try to explain in simpler terms. i just compare it to old VS new network cards with simplex one way street in the past and now duplex two way street.

    I will say Yes almost all SAS(Serial Attached Scsi) controllers can do SATA.. I have not run in to anyone that don't, but i have heard of those that don't do SATA.... also good to remember for others in here, that you can not use a SAS disk to an SATA interface... You can say SAS "speaks two languages, but SATA only speaks one"
    Then also SAS disks have better quality as they are mainly used for server environments.

    as for using Raid and SAS to win10.. i have no clue of that one as i don't have tried that. Windows-server can. so i think that is up to the raid card if its booteble. But i would not use that for the OS.
    I would have used an Sata SSD(or NVMe) on the motherboard controller for the system and the raid array for data-storage.

    Seriously? i didn't know that... Raid 0, 1 and 5 is the most common raid setups, so i have a hard time imagine Raid-cards that don't do Raid5.... Raid 1, 5 and some is since the early 90's i think.. (I have forgotten a lot of the computer history that was mandatory on one of the courses i had 14years ago.. so don't lynch me if I'm wrong). *LOL*
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    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #12

    Marie SWE (fastest girl in Sweden with her Volvo) you know much more on the RAID subject than I do.
    From the Best RAID Controllers in 2023 | XBitLabs link I posted, StarTech 4 can't do RAID 5 or 6
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    Linux:Debian, Kali-Linux... 2xWin8.1,1x7Pro, Retro:1x2003server.1xXPpro, 1xW2k,1x98SE,1x95,1x3.11
       #13

    AxisCat said:
    Yes sir Megahertz, I do understand the difference between SAS and SATA. In all honesty I was just trying to be considerate of Marie's help and the links he provided me. My short time on this forum has taught me that I am completely on my own with this, it is up to me to do the research and insure whatever solution I go with is compatable with all my needs. And of course face any consequences of a poor choice in equipment. I am not going to blindly take anybody's advice unless I know them first hand. Also, I boycott anything 'google'

    Anyway, I know what I have to do... thanks for everyone's help
    Thanks for seeing me as one of the guys, but it is she instead of he. we are few in the IT sector, but we do exist.

    Totally right of you to do your own research as you don't know any of us or what our individual knowledge is.. and even the best get things wrong now and then. *haha*

    I always trying to avoid giving specifics in some things as taste and personal usage and experiences does color our opinions... Just because i have had 100% perfect experience with HP products, there is probably those in here that had the totally opposite experience with HP and just pure hate HP.

    Also the same with IT knowledge (software, hardware, engineering)... Things develops in such speed it is impossible to keep up.. and things you learned from a book is already old when you read it... as it took 6months to write, print and publish the the darn book. *haha*
    so use information as a guideline/hint and do own research out from that, to get your own opinion.
    Good luck on the project and please write an review of your solution and products and what your thoughts about it.

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    Megahertz said:
    Marie SWE (fastest girl in Sweden with her Volvo) you know much more on the RAID subject than I do.
    From the Best RAID Controllers in 2023 | XBitLabs link I posted, StarTech 4 can't do RAID 5 or 6
    *haha* i wish i was fastest. i know of a woman that drives Drag-racing with an alcohol car with something like 2000HP.. I will probably just have left the start-pit when she is over the finish line.

    oh. Sata raid with four channel, i have never seen that card.. so what do you think? should we call them, almost raid, or wanna-be raid. as they don't have the most common raid versions.

    Note: (I just joking around i do not mean anything negative about that sata raid card, it is probably grate for it's purpose.)
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