Hello everyone , sorry I don’t post much.
I need your advice if this idea is possible:
Is the Asus Hyper card even supported for the X370 platform? It is According to this post https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1037507/
but I wanted further confirmation and specifically for my MoBo Crosshair Hero Vi. So, I emailed the Asus support and I was told via email that the hyper card doesn’t work with my MoBo.
Note: I know for sure that I can’t use it with more than 2 SSD in any x370 boards because I need PCIe bifurcation which is only available in the high-end Platform aka threadripper and and x299
If does work though, which it should according to the asus post linked above; Can I use 2*M.2 NVMe SSDs via the Asus Hyper card AND the built-in M.2 slot in my X370 Crosshair Hero Vi at the same time?
If so, Can I raid-zero all 3 of them together (2 in Hyper card+1 via Built-in M.2) ? or Is it possible only for 2 SSDs in the Hyper card? I know that other boards that have 2*M.2 slots, it’s possible to raid those.
To give further context on why I need such storage perfmance:
I currently have 7.5TB of storage NOT backed up and although 4*4TB HDDs are on the way for cold archive, I don’t consider that a guranteed backup and I consider it a temporary solution. And so on, I decided to use backblaze online but I need to Encrypt all of these Data due to privacy concerns if I’m going to upload it to the cloud, hence I need the NVMe SSDs.
I know that Raid is a concern however, to avoid such loss of data. I decided to by a 4*2TB sata SSDs and move all the encryted there. And use those sata drive to upload to backblaze.