I am building a Raid 5 server to "secure" my data. It is going to be a Linux system with an AMD 64 X2.
The initial idea was to use the built in Raid 5 support on the mother board. But then I thought what will happen if the motherboard breaks down. Will it be possible to get a new one and save the data? Does it have to be the exact same kind, etc, etc? In this aspect, would it be better to let the Linux system handle all the Raid 5 configuration? If so, what will happen to performance?