I have a few questions on how software and onboard RAID 5 compare:
Is there any way to add a disk to an existing RAID 5 array using either software or onboard RAID?
All motherboards I'm interested in come with both SATA2 and SATA3 ports. Using either software or onboard RAID, is it possible to combine disks connected to different ports in the same array?
If I have two operating systems installed (on a disk that does not belong to the array), can still use software RAID?
I have read Onboard RAID vs Software RAID. It doesn't cover any of my questions.
I know that hardware RAID is better than both options. Sadly, I can't find a single RAID controller card. I've searched all over the country...
I know that RAID is not backup. Protecting my data from a single disk's failure is all I want.