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Offline Charlesd81

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SATA Controller Card to add more hard drives
« on: September 20, 2016, 09:10:29 pm »
I have the ASUS M5A88-M motherboard. I have used all of the SATA ports on the motherboard and need a card to internally connect more drives when I get them. Can anyone recommend a decent card that will work well for my RAID-F setup? Thanks!


Offline cogliostrio

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Re: SATA Controller Card to add more hard drives
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 02:02:08 am »
Many here run SAS/SATA 9211 cards, myself included.

You could also have a look in this thread for suggestions.

Offline monkeh

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Re: SATA Controller Card to add more hard drives
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 10:04:51 am »
If you plan to use Truecrypt or Verycrypt then please note the LSI HBA adapters have abysmal performance with encrypted data.  Writes are stuck at 20MB/sec.

This seems to affect their SATA 2 & 3 cards. I have both 9211 & 9207.