I have someone trying to convince me that all motherboard raid solutions are software even though I bought a KR7A-Raid 133 about 20 years ago; and that was a feature/selling point. I've ordered a UPS so I can enable write caching, is the inherently inferior to a NAS from synology or qnap? TBH I pretty much don't care either way (my 32GB of Patriot viper 4400 Bdie + 3900x can handle this, but I want to know one way or the other.
I set my array up in the bios and installed direct to the array, I had issues with installing to a non-raid disk. I have installed raidxpert2 but right now it just a monitoring program.