I am working on building a couple of machines that will use a IDE RAID or SATA RAID controller. I have two PCI ATA IDE RAID cards a 3Ware Escalade 4LP and a Rocket RAID 404 card. Also avaiable to me is a ABIT NF7-S v2 motherboard with a(n) onboard SATA RAID controller
I am looking for the following;
+ notifications (heat, failure, ect)
+ anything that I may not have considered already.
I plan to use the machines as a workstation by day, and as a backup solution at night after the employees have gone home.
Will I be better served by using the expansion card, or by going with the controller that is in place on the system, and why?