Does anyone have experience/knowledge of current raid cards? I'm slowly putting my parts list together for the server part of my HTPC and I want to use raid 5 for media storage in case of a HDD failure. This is meant to be a pretty serious server. Does anyone have any recommendations/watchouts?
I started looking at the 3ware 9650SE, but I'm concerned about mobo compatibility. It also uses multi-lane cables and I'm not sure they'll work with something like the Athena Power BP-SATA3051B, which I want for hot-swap capability.
I'm certainly open to suggestions, but I don't want to go with onboard raid on the mobo, due to upgrading issues.