I am hoping someone can give me some insight on making a SATA raid with a PCMCIA card. I have a new Alienware laptop that kicks butt and I want to make it rock hard with a raid. I want to stick 2 250gig hard drives on a two channel sata pcmcia card. I will get the enclosures as well of course. Now here is where my question is if I did that how fast would it be? Would the data transfer be faster than the ide drive in my laptop? In the laptop I just have a 60g ATA-100. I want to be able to run programs and stuff of the raid, Raid 0 by the way. Would this be possible? if so I would get a 3-4 bay hard drive enclosure, 2 of them, and get a 2+ terabyte semi portalbe raid. Anyone want to chime in and help me out or guide me. Thanks
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In order to do RAID through SATA, the interface bus must support RAID. This means that you need to get a SATA PCMCIA card that has a RAID chip. I was unable to find any that met this criteria.
As far as extreme performance goes, I can't imagine that …
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