I have a software RAID card with a SIL3124 chipset. (This one).
As you configure the RAID via BIOS, is it possible to use this card with 3 disks (RAID 5) with any OS without installing any driver on that OS? (I'd like to use it with ESXi 5.5).
I don't understand what software RAID cards are, and what makes them different from just plugging 3 disks on the motherboard and setting a software RAID on my Linux distro.