Best IDE (PATA) RAID 5 controller ?
Posted on 2006-06-26
What is the best hardware IDE (PATA) raid controller with RAID 5 support ?
I purchased a LSI MegaRaid i4 from eBay for ~$60 and have had nothing but problems with it, so I need to chaulk it up as a loss and look for another one... Any suggestions?
Here's what I need:
IDE (PATA) ATA-133 but I will settle for ATA-100.
PCI or PCI-Express
4 channel (I have 8 drives I am running and I'd like to setup 2 RAID 5 arrays) - I am willing to buy two cards if they are good and only support 4 drives each
RAID 5 is a MUST
I've searched and searched on google, and any/all reviews I have found have been 4+ yrs old, I can't find any recent reviews on IDE raid controllers with SATA now taking over. But I have all these HD's and No controller for them :(