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  1. Greetings All... Just a Note to let you know of some hardware I came across some time ago that I placed into a Xpenology system I am building. Currently had a old Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 motherboard w an Intel I3 Cpu. W 8 gig ram. and 6 Seagate ST4000DM005's. All connected to the onboard SATA ports. I also have a "Rosewill RC-218 PCI Express SATA II Controller Card w/ 4 internal SATA with 2 external eSATA Design" which is no longer in production but I wanted to comment on it due to the Marvell no raid chip. It has a Marvell 88SX7042 chipset on it .. this is a NON raid card but was not sure if It would work. As info on this chipset was rather limited in my GOOGLE search for compatibility w Xpenology and or Synology. There are other PCIe cards that are SATA 3 and have been tested "I/O Crest 4 Port SATA III PCI-e 2.0 x1 Controller Card Marvell 9215 Non-Raid with Low Profile Bracket SI-PEX40064" which is available on Amazon. But as this system is mostly all SATA 2 even w SATA 3 drives It was not a concern, Since we are doing a proof of concept here. The Onboard jumpers are set up for 4 internal HDD and no eSATA connection. And when it was plugged into the MB and booted up, the Synology System saw the controller and its one attached HDD in the DSM Storage Manager . So it is looking good . My intention is to add two SSD's and two more 4 GIG HDD to this and use this in this NAS and evaluate SSD caching. Current configuration was created Bare Metal using Juns Bootloader DS3615xs 6.1.2 Jun's Mod V1.02b and the associated DSM. It w DSM_DS3615xs_15284.pat file and then updated via DSM manual updates (update 2) - DSM 6.1.7-15284 Update 2 is current. DSM update tells me that we have an update 3 available. Holding off on that for now. SO just wanted to post that the Marvel 88SX7042 chipset appears to work w DSM and Xpenology. Also I did not do any editing of the conf files to configure this system for more that the current 12 ports that it sees. ( which I believe is default for this model of Synology) When all the ports have been added It will have 10 physical Drives 8 mechanical and 2 SSD's. Controller was added and was seen by the OS. Like it was Plug and PLay..... Thanks Update this was not tested in a 5.0 or 5.2 Xpenology system only the 6.1.x as listed .....Not sure if this Marvell chipset has been set up in the older Xpenology OS's. As my Google search didnt get many hits on these values it subject to testing or trial and error ... your mileage may vary!