- RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
- 2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal Connectors
- 512MB DDRII cache (800MHz)
Wow this card performs!!! 02/06/2010
This is a rock solid Raid card. I am currently using it for 2 raid 5 volumes, each has four 1.5 TB Seagate hard drives (consumer hard drives). Both read and write speeds are in excess of 280MB p/s. I am using 64K stripe on one and 128K on the other. I have thoroughly tested the card to see how it handles drive failures such as: removing drive improperly and then putting back in. You have the ability to set properties like rebuild priorities and so forth. The card can rebuild a 1.5TB hard drive from a raid 5 or 6 in under 5hrs.
Less than admirable performance when striping across 8 drives (raid 0/00) I tested a few different stripe sizes. It is particularly slow when cache isn't enabled and your copying\reading smaller files.
I would recommend this card to anyone who need solid performance and is willing to pay for it. I will also recommend buying the backup batter unit (BBU) if you want to enable cache and still have a higher level of security if your system losses power.
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