I purchased the following RAID 5 controller card: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150425387222&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_2269wt_846
I want to know if I can setup the WD20EARS drives in a RAID 5 configuration using the above card? I’m not to fussed with performance, as it will purely be used as a media file store. I don’t want to pay for the more expensive RAID drives - for a home user these are not viable.
Furthermore, does the 4096 sector size get in the way at all with a RAID 5 configuration? If so, I will opt for the older WD20EADS drives instead (I currently have 2x1TB versions of these drives running in a RAID 0 configuration for over a year now).
Thanks in advance.