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|3rd April 2004, 01:08||#1|
(Promise) PCI SATA raid cards
Since I've heard that unless you have the same onboard raid controller, you won't be able to just plug your hdd's in a new mobo without loosing your data (when using raid 0).
So I was thinking of buying me one of those SATA PCI raid cards and since they all seem to be pci 33/66 mhz compatible there would be no risk loosing data when overclocking on a board without PCI/AGP lock.
Now those simple Promise cards aren't all that expensive, not that there cheap :/ but hey...
but I've noticed that some of the (much) more expesive cards have, other then a shitload off features I don't need and will never use, a slot for up to 256 mb SDRAM (non-DDR).
Now my question is this: Is that 256 mb really worth the extra cost (it's like double the price of the more simplified version, it ranges in the low 250Ä's) or is the performance gain neglectible?
|3rd April 2004, 01:24||#2|
performance is not worth it for the home user, I think. most people do with a regular PCI/RAID card/mainboard
I think those cards with 256mb ram are only for heavy-duty servers with a high load
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