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Setting up an 8 drive raid for home use - hardware configuration?

Setting up an 8 drive raid for home use - hardware configuration?

"I wish to build an 8x1.5tb file server for home use.
I was looking at putting these 8 HDDs into RAID 5 or 6. However most botherboards only come with 6 sata ports so I will obviously need to get an extra controller.
I have a lot of experience building PCs but never built a RAID.
Looking through the other questions on SU I have found a few raid controllers recommended.
Looking up the price that is around the $600 mark for a 4 port 3ware RAID controller.
However a simply 4 port sata PCIe card is around $140."

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You may want to consider an external solution like DroboPro.