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Why are hardware RAID solutions relatively expensive?

I was looking more recently into building a RAID-10 array for good drive performance and parity, and I started looking into hardware RAID cards. I was thinking I'd be paying under $100 for one, but it ...
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Hardware RAID - what happens if the motherboard or controller fails?

I want to set up a RAID 5 array in a machine that has an intel motherboard. It has built in raid (sata). My concern is what happens if the motherboard fails? How can I take those hard drives ...
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Onboard RAID vs Software RAID

My motherboard, an Asus M4a79t Deluxe, advertises RAID 0/1/5 capabilities. My limited understanding is that onboard RAID is better than software RAID. Is this necessarily true? Is an onboard RAID ...
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Hardware or Software RAID and Filesystem Type?

I'm looking to build a pretty simple RAID-5 or RAID-6 array and I'm looking into my options. The machine will be a 64bit Ubuntu Linux Server and will essentially be used as a backup/file server. I'll ...