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Which of these two raid cards will work better?

Feb 22, 2012 8:10 AM

  Latest reply: Jim Curtis, Apr 10, 2012 3:26 PM
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    Apr 9, 2012 4:32 PM   in reply to Bill Gehrke

    This wasn't in your list of choices, but for me, I'll never buy another controller card that's not an ATTO.  You're going to see similar specs from many different manufacturers, but the difference with ATTO is the support.  I bought an R680 card that started acting up after about three weeks.  I called tech support, described my problem, and I had a new card on my doorstep at 8 AM the next morning. 

     

    Ask the company you plan to buy from if they cross ship an RMA.  If they don't, expect to be out of business for at least three days, and expect to pay your own overnight shipping both directions.

     

    I mistakenly bought a HighPoint Tech RocketRAID as my first controller card. It went bad, and it took THREE WEEKS to get a replacement.  Oy!

     

    Another option is to buy from a VAR that has great service after the sale, and maybe you can get an ATTO-like experience, if they have the same committment to customer satisfaction.

     

    If these aren't important considerations, then please excuse me for butting in.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:34 AM   in reply to Jim Curtis

    And Atto is the only one to support Raid4. Of course that is of little value is that is not the level you want. Back in the middle ages of raid controllers, they had a big corporate client that insisted on using raid4 and since that time they are the only manufacturer to include that raid level.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:16 PM   in reply to JobJoe

    HUGH mistake, there is no advantage to putting two SSD drives in RAID 0 for your boot drive.  Microsoft's TRIM will not work on RAID configurations of SSD's.  I would not even think of putting a single SSD for boot purposes as writing to it will slow down as it is used.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:26 PM   in reply to JobJoe

    JobJoe wrote:

     

    Jim Curtis: I have already purchased the ARC-1882ix-12-4G and think it works quite well for my purposes.

     

    My HPT card worked quite well for a while, too.  But, you've already read my sob story about that.  I wish you continued success with it.

     

    Harm, ATTO has yet another RAID level... DV RAID.  Yet, nobody seems to be endorsing its use for video, even though it was specficially designed for it.  RAID 5 is still the choice of four out of five doctors, with RAID 6 as a fallback for the risk-averse.

     
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