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  • Ok, I know that the WHS doesn't use RAID. I'm considering building/purchasing a new computer for my WHS. The thing I'm running in to is whether or not to include raid controllers. I'm still new to building my own hardware. If someone could explain this or point me in the right direction, it would help. I just want to be able to have a good number (at least 6-8) of sata connections directly to the motherboard. Do I need a raid controller to have that many connections? what is the best way to do this? Thanks ahead of time.
    -joeshmoe25
    Sunday, July 15, 2007 10:13 PM

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  •  Joe Shmoe wrote:
    Ok, I know that the WHS doesn't use RAID. I'm considering building/purchasing a new computer for my WHS. The thing I'm running in to is whether or not to include raid controllers. I'm still new to building my own hardware. If someone could explain this or point me in the right direction, it would help. I just want to be able to have a good number (at least 6-8) of sata connections directly to the motherboard. Do I need a raid controller to have that many connections? what is the best way to do this? Thanks ahead of time.
    -joeshmoe25


    The number of onboard SATA ports depends on the motherboard and the chipset(s) it has. If it doesn't have enough ports, you can add a controller card and most cards will support RAID at various levels. If the SATA ports support RAID, it doesn't meant they have to be setup in a RAID array. The best thing is to find hardware that supports win2k3 and has the features/ports you want, don't sweat if it's RAID or not. Wink

    Hope that helps...


    Sunday, July 15, 2007 10:35 PM