i have this motherboard MSI Global – Mainboard - 790FX-GD70
and 2 SSD 128GB hard drives connected to the motherboard in RAID0 used as a C drive. i have another i TB hard drive used for data.
my problem : Linux and many other boot disks does not "see" the hard drive because it is a "software raid" thus a driver is needed.
my proposed solution : buy a 4-port sata3 hardware RAID controller (i think its also known as thick raid) so that:
1- i can connect my 2 drives and have the option to expand that to 4 drives in the future (rebuilding the raid needed i know).
2-the sata 3 will be backward compatible with sata2 (both front and back ends) so i can use the same RAID controller in my next computer.
3- it will work with "anything" without any drivers. in other words the motherboard will think that it is simply a single hard drive is connected to it.
my question is :
is #1 ,#2 and #3 mentioned above true ? and if so shall i get your kind advise regarding what controller i could buy (budget around 400 USD)