I'm planning on building a new system in April and would like some feedback please. I am planning on building with a Gigi GA-MA790GPT-UD3H and 2 Samsung F1 RAID Class 500GB drives. I plan on leaving the SATA Controller in the BIOS at the default of Native IDE and using Ubuntu amd64 Alternate Install from and ISO burn and following the instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SoftwareRAID to set up a Software RAID 1 Array.
Does anyone have prior experience with this type of Linux RAID Array type?
I'm trying to stay away from 'fake-raid' on the mobo and really hate to get a cheap controller card if this will work out OK. Is this a stable Array with Linux?
Parts listed via the Egg
Ga-990XA-UD3, Phenom II 970 BLK @3.5 GHz, 16 GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill Sniper, WD 1.5 TB Black, ATI FirPro V4800 running on Kubuntu 64-bit