I have a q30 pod from www.45drives.com
It has 30 sata drives in it, actually, I'll be buying 6TB nas grade drives here and I'm debating on a raid card.
I'm looking at the LSI 9260-16i or the LSI 9280-16i. I have just confirmed with the manufacturer that both are compatible.
I know the 9260 is the older, but it's almost half the price.
I'm planning to do a hardware raid, raid 6, using 16 drives. Will I experience a big performance boost using the newer card, or maybe I should
ask, will the older card be much slower?
The other question is, I will have 30 drives total, so I was planning on buying two of the 9260-16i cards, creating one volume with 16 drives,
and then creating a 2nd volume on the 2nd card with 12 drives. The other option I was looking at is to go with the LSI 9280-24i card, and just use 24 drives, one large volume, raid 6 instead. Would I get better performance this way? Someone mentioned I would get better performance if I used a larger volume, more disks instead of using two cards with 2 volumes.
I will be running windows server 2016. I'm currently using windows spaces for my raid, and am not pleased at all, and want
to move to a hardware raid.