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Mac Pro RAID 10 options

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I am looking to set up a RAID 10 array to speed up data write speeds and to add a secondary layer of protection for a business critical Macintosh Pro G5. This machine currently houses 4 SATA ports, but software limits me to 1 or 0.  Can I get a recommendation for either an internal controller, an external drive bay option? Cost is a concern, and I would like to avoid 600+ $ price tag that apple shows on their website (not to mention the lack of configuration option that I am looking for).  This machine would host the Mac OS on a SSD, and the 4 disks in RAID would be data only.  Anyone with experience that could throw me some advice would be thoroughly appreciated.

Thanks,

Dan
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Have you thought about an external RAID which would plug into the macintosh via FireWire 800 or an additional SCSI card?  This may give you more options.
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check out softraid.com
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