So I have a box I want to turn into a Linux server (http, ftp, ssh etc ...) and have a raid 5 on it for my media backup and streaming. The problem is linux is giving me pure h3!!. I must do software b/c I'm using on board sata (which supports raid 5 but apparently is fakeRaid), so I create it and on next reboot one of the drives has dropped out and not good stuff. Because of this I'm thinking (although this goes against everything I stand for) of doing a Windows Home Server and running my linux vm's in there for my other servers (had the same drives on a win 7 box raid 5 with no problems, so I doubt the drives are the problem). Wondering if anyone has experience doing this? The one thing I'm worried about is the WHS overhead and the cost of running that as opposed to a stripped down linux, also security and having this exposed on the net all the time. I'm really looking to get input here to solve this the way it is, not "go out and buy a 200$ raid controller", I don't want to spend any more money than I already have. So thanks for any helpful advice.