Question Raid 5 controller card


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Hi guys , my Synology 4bays Nas cannot cope with the amount of data I'm throwing at it 😄 so decided to build a Nas to accommodate many more hdd's.
I would need suggestions about which raid 5 controller card to purchase without the need to remortgage my house lol..., any recommendation please, I'm looking for 6 to 8 ports .


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Not sure about the RAID5 but maybe you're after something like an AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 ?
Any parity protection would be done in software via the filesystem.


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Are you sure it’s the raid controller that is slow and not the spindle speed of disks?


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If money is a issue, look at using freenas and a few Dell PERC H310 flashed to IT mode.


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As above, use FreeNAS, and then you don’t need to worry about buying an expensive RAID card. If you do want to go hardware RAID, you can usually pickup a cheap HP SA with battery backed cache on ebay.

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