Originally Posted by Assimilator
8 additional SATA ports that don't support RAID-5?
I looked at a PDF for the LSI controller and indeed, there is no RAID 5 support. RAID 1E is the closest thing. Performance in 1E should be better than RAID 5 and have similar or better fault tolerance. The main downside to 1E is the loss of 50% of the overall drive capacity.