>>45407863 Is it a real hardware RAID though? Most motherboard RAID controllers still use your CPU just like a software RAID would and trick Windows into treating it like a hardware RAID. I found that out when the Ubuntu installer kept showing me the individual drives in my RAID array.
>>45405237 Not to mention the fake RAID that is usually included on motherboards is absolute shit anyway. It doesn't have a dedicated controller and relies on your processor just like software RAID, except has all the downsides of both software and hardware RAID. So software RAID wins hands down. And if you actually need one, you can get a dedicated RAID controller, which still has the downside of usually needing the exact same card if it fails, but at least you're not tethered to a specific motherboard.
>>45408019 >I don't know how you could draw any conclusion about all of them being software predilected. There might be some, but they're only on very high end boards. The rest is fake RAID. Real RAID controllers cost as much as most motherboards anyway, which is why they don't include them.
>>45408086 You made it sound like they are common. Actual RAID on motherboards is incredibly rare and you should not assume that your motherboard has a dedicated RAID controller unless you specifically know as much. It's unlikely that anyone in this thread has dedicated RAID on their motherboard.
>>45408230 If you're using RAID controlled by your motherboard, it's fake. There is *probably* some example contrary to this, but it wouldn't be on consumer hardware. Not that it matters a ton because you almost assuredly don't need whatever CPU cycles it's stealing from you. The major downside is that if your motherboard dies you will probably have to get a replacement that is the exact same model or lose all of your data. That's why software RAID is nicer than fake RAID. It still needs CPU cycles, but if your motherboard fails it doesn't matter. Put a new motherboard in and it just works again.
>>45405452 RAID only protects against hard drive failure and isnt a form of backup. JBOD works well because you only lose the data from that disk so you just pop in another one and restore the data instead of worry about rebuilding your RAID configuration.
>>45409814 They aren't. I have to tell people this at work every day. I'm not even the guy who first said it in this thread. RAID is for redundancy. You're a retard if you're using it for anything other than that and RAID0.
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