Re: Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD CSSD-F120GB3-BK
slawter's right. I had a lsi 9260-4i (which is a sas and sata 3.0 card)on a amd board and I was getting 1.5gb/sec read and about 8-900mb write with 4 vertex 3's in raid 0. Also, the bigger name controllers allow you to make bigger stripe sizes than a motherboard can. MB's max at usually 128kb stripes, my card allowed up to 1mb stripes. I could use only up to 512kb stripes as windows 7 for some reason didn't like it. Also, the big name cards have firmware upgrades. I am guessing the cheap one there is probably a 4x pci-e. The lsi I had was 8x pci-e 2.0 and some can go as high as 16x pci-e 2.0. The only reason I don't use it now is that my gigabyte x79 board up until now won't post with the raid card in. But there has been a firmware upgrade to my mb that has "improved raid card compatibility". The only problem now is that I only have 1 ssd and I have to get my raid card back from someone who doesn't now raid worth a crap.
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