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Cheap sata controller for xpenology?

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Hi. I am looking for some cheap sata controller that can support hdds over 2tb. I found some 12 or 16 sata port cards ( old models have limit of 2tb drive) but they are so expensive that it is better to buy new mainboard :grin:. Can someone guide me which model will be good for me/ maybe couple cards with less ports ( my mainboard have 3PCI, 2 PCI express x1 and 1 PCI express x16 slots.

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Do any of these allow you to spread a RAID 5 setup over the onboard slots as well? Making 6+ RAID 5 possible?

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DSM handles the raid, it doesn't matter if the drives are on on-board or add-in controllers

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DSM handles the raid, it doesn't matter if the drives are on on-board or add-in controllers

 

Oh really? Good to know! I always thought the BUS speed difference would make it fall over.

 

BOOM! I got's me bigger RAID

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if you are going > 12 drives, the 3615 standard number, you will need to change the disk configuration in synoinfo.conf.

 

there are plenty of threads on here about how to do that

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I have used it since my first build. I did not have to do anything special. Installed it, made sure it was set to non-raid BIOS, no issue.

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