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Two raid arrays, Two Raid controllers?

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If I wanted to have 2 raid arrays in my system, ie: Raid 0 and a Raid 5 array.  And I wanted to use a hardware raid controller, would I need to controller cards? One for each raid?
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Not necessary...
You would just create the raid across the different drives.
Most array controllers today will support this scenario - no need for two controllers...
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Wont that cause a bottleneck compared with having the 2 controller cards.
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The controllers we use have two ports, so we usually use the internal port for our raid 1 and the external for the raid 5...
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can you recommend a controller card?
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Well - what scenario?
We use all HP equipment, so we're either buying the hp array controllers, or simply using the on-board ROC versions...

I know the Promise card is one a lot of admins around here use...
Is this for a server or desktop?
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I am building a gaming rig. And I wanted to have all the hard drives internal. 2 drives in a raid 0 and 3 drives in a raid 5.
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Though admittedly, I wouldn't be able to know if that's the 'best' for your scenario...perhaps a gamer may have some better feedback on that...
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Happy to help - thanx for the grade : )
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