Noted at http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/products/ these are truly for the serious folk that want the best performance.
But for consumers I like to see things like accelerators but read http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1966/6/ to get to the nitty gritty.
I am looking to get better hard drive performance out of my computer but do not have a lot of knowledge on raid controllers. Can anyone shed a little light on this subject for me and tell me if I will see a noticeable performance boost by adding a nice raid controller. As well, what would be a good card to put in my computer where the performance would justify the cost. Here is the system I built about a year ago.
ASUS Sabertooth Z77 motherboard
Intel Ivy Bridge Core I7 3770K
Antec 920 H20 CPU Kuhler
Corsair 16 Gbs DDR3 1866
1 Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 TI
3 Intel SSD 520 series 180 Gbs Sata 3
2 Segate Baraccuda 2 TB Sata 3
Seasonic 1000w Platinum Bronze 80 PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate
Antec twelve Hundred ATX Case
Any suggestions on this subject would be greatly appreciated. Again, what card should I consider and How much performance increase should I expect??