So I've finally decided to be a bit more organised with my data and set up a bigger raid 10 array to replace a few raid 1 arrays. The oldest of these raid 1 arrays is from 2008 and still going strong (500Gb), but for simplicity's sake, I just want one big one that the wife and kids can access easily. I was just curious as to which method people use these days to control the array. Using a windows raid controller is apparently much better than it used to be, and makes it easy to move the array from one windows machine to another (e.g. when upgrading). Using the controller in the motherboard is simple too, and I believe the Intel controllers let you move the array just as easily from one machine to another (assuming both use adequate Intel chipsets). So other than keeping newbs out of bios, does one have any advantages over the other? Are they both easily scalable if I want to add more drives later? I've decided I won't buy a raid card. It seems unnecessary for what I'm doing.