had a question about hardware raid cards
I am looking to buy the adaptec 6805e sata/sas 3 card at the end of the month. Mainly because it's the only pci-e 2.0 4x sata/sas 3 card I can find that is hardware raid. I was wondering if anyone knew if there is any other hardware (not hardware assisted) raid cards that are pci-e 2.0 4x for sata/sas 3? The reason I say 4x is my motherboard has one pci-e 16x 2.0 slot running at 4x left on the board and I would like to have the max pci-e bandwidth possible. From what I remember, pci-e 4x is 2gb each direction as pci-e 1x is 500mb each direction. That's why I don't want the 6405e since it's pci-e 2.0 1x. I don't know how a 1x card with 4 ports can achieve more than 500mb/sec? Anyhow, any help would be appreciated. Eventually, I want to raid 0 4 samsung 840 pro 256gb drives as a main storage drive (OS and apps).
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