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IDE RAID - DigiTV issues??

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by wyerd, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. wyerd

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    Would the Nebula DigiTV card suffer from the same SATA problems if I used an IDE RAID controller?

    I have an Abit AN7 mobo with the SilicionImage 3112/4 controller. When I first built it nearly a year ago, I used an SATA drive which caused latency problems with the DigiTV card. I went back to an IDE drive, which failed last week. Luckily, I didn't loose any data, but to make any recovery from a disc failure next time a bit easier, I'm looking at redundancy.

    As I've already got a 160g drive and the replacement 160g drive on its way back from Seagate, I'd like to stick with IDE. I'm looking at RAID 0+1.

    Can anyone recommend a good controller?

    Thanks,
    Dave.
     
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    For RAID 0+1, you'll need 4 drives for starters.

    But it should be all ok, IDE is a different bunny to SATA.
     
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    Ahh okay....
     
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    Yup the hardware ones should be fine as there should be no need to push data across the PCI bus which is what I think is the problem with SATA on non-PCIe boards.
     

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