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RAID 0 - hardware or software option

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Hey, I assume the hardware RAID setup is better?

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Ok, new question, on my 2 new 80gb drives (Western Digital WD800JD Caviar SE) the jumper settings say:

 

Master or slave no jumper required,

Jumpered pins 5+6 enable SATA 150mb/s only operation.

 

So is it better for performance speed in RAID 0 to leave the jumper off or put it on pins 5+6?

 

Thanks.

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You do not need a jumper for this. The 5+6 is to make the drive compatible with older SATA controllers that are 1.5Gb/s instead of 3Gb/s.

Edited by XxHellxRaizerxX

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Actually it depends on the hardware card. What some people consider a hardware raid card, sometimes doesn't have it's own processor, or cache, and can end up doing worse than some on board (software type) options.

If you're going to get a card make sure you do some research. Most of them I've seen under ~$200 usd will perform the same as alot of on board (software) options.

If you already have a card or are interested in one, tell us which one it is!

Edited by Fight Game

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I've found PCIe RAID (even host-based, powered by the CPU) to be invaluable for migrating arrays from one motherboard to another, whether by choice (upgrade/reconfigure) or not (discontinued/rubbish motherboard failure)

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I was going to use the one on the mobo, I just assumed it was the one to use and setup in BIOS.

 

Didn't realise I might need another card.

 

ASUS P5N32-E SLI 680i is my mobo

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