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What is SATA RAID?

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I have a ASUS motherboard (A7N8X DELUXE) which comes with sata raid,can any one explain in layman's language what this is.  
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SATA - Serial ATA
RAID - Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks

Put them together and you get SATA RAID.


Serial ATA is a new technology for connecting disk controllers to disk drives via a high speed serial interface vs. a parallel interface as is standard with ATA.  The biggest advantage to SATA is ease of connection and cabling due to a smaller more flexible cable.

RAID is used to combine two or more disk drives working together to accomplish greater performance, greater reliability, or both.
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If you're up for some bedtime reading look here:
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/vectors/en/2000_sata?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz

and here:
see http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/markeditorial.html?prodkey=quick_explanation_of_raid
(note all raid levels don't apply to SATA, generall only RAID0, RAID1)
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