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PCI-E SATA Controller

i'm trying to find a SATA Controller that has a PCI-E connecction of at least 4x, and has also at least 4 channels for SATA disks. I need it to make a real raid 5 system, the fakeraid on my motherboard is absolutely crap.

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Guest [Entry]

"Are you looking for something like this?
http://www.areca.com.tw/products/pcie.htm
http://www.areca.com.tw/products/pcie341.htm

ARC-1210 (4 ports, raid 5 and 6).

ARC-1260 (16 ports, raid 5 and 6)."
Guest [Entry]

"I have a 3Ware 9650. Hooks up via PCI-e 4x, and provides real hardware RAID5 and RAID6. My particular model is the 8 port version of the SATA II card. The data sheet is here and here's a pic of the card:

I used it successfully in Windows XP and Vista, though they were very late to the game with Vista drivers. I see they shamefully do not have Windows 7 drivers yet, but state that their products do unofficially support that operating system and official support is due in late 2009. I had good experiences with the card in Linux.

They also sell a battery backup unit for this card."
Guest [Entry]

"ArsTechica published their October 2009 System Guide and had the Adaptec 5805 SAS RAID controller on their God Box recommendation.

Specifications look pretty impressive with tons of OS support.
NewEgg prices aren't too bad - Adaptec 2244100-R PCI Express (PCIe) and Adaptec 2244300-R PCI Express (PCIe8x)."
Guest [Entry]

"I personally use the Highpoint RocketRaid 2320 controller in my workstation rig. It's working well and fast so far - and I found it to be the most cost effective controller card out of the whole lot up there with good support and market penetration.

PCI-E x4
8 SATA ports"
Guest [Entry]

"3ware 9650SE-4LPML PCI Express Lanes: 4 SATA II Controller Card RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 10, Single Disk, JBOD, KIT - Retail

from Newegg. Pricey, though."