What's up. :wink: Anyone have a good reccomendation on a $500 8-Port PCI-e SATA-II RAID-5/6 XOR Card? This will not be used on my Primary Tracking DAW, but on my Multipurpose PC (which also dabbles in some DAW stuff here and there - mainly mixing). I want a solid, FAST & reliable Back-Up array in this PC. It will be Gigabit networked, and act as a form of NAS for the other PC's. I'll start off with 4x Seagate 320GB SATA-II Perp's, and expand to 8 total drives as I need the capacity. RAID-6 uses a good chunk of the drive for its dual-parity, so the 4-drive array will not be as large as it seems . I have looked into the Areca 1220 8-Port @ $495 (has some issues with 975 chipsets and 2GB of RAM as well as crappy XP Drivers - anyone know about that?) and the 3-Ware 9650SE 8-Port model @ $520 (but I have not found much info on it and XP just yet). What else deserves a look? Anything else to consider? I run RAID-0 with my PC's ICH7R on-board controller, but I have never dabbled in Hardware XOR type RAID-5/6 cards. Thanks for any input, and any known issues. I currently run a Asus P5WD2-Premium 955x+ICH7R and a Pent-D 930. I will, however, migrate this card to a e6600 Core-2-Duo 975/965 system (Asus, I'm sure) early next year... Whichever C2D MoBo I buy will have Crossfire/SLI, and I will not use the 2nd PCI-e Video Slot for Video - so I am not concerned with the restrictive limitations of 4x/8x PCI-e cards (as long as they work on the MoBo). I will not boot off this card either, if that is a concern.