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Recommended SATA Controller card?

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Hi all

 

I am looking at expanding a test 'server' I have and adding a Sata3 controller card.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend any please?

Needs to be PCIe 2.0 or above and I guess x4 would be preferable.. I guess it depends on the number of ports - I'd need 2 minimum (no more than 4)..

The main reason I'm asking if for compatibility with DSM6.1.3.. Yes, they need to work without issues - and preferably no extra drivers required..

Oh, they also need to be cheap - and I would be running normal disks. Not SSDs (for now, anyway)..

 

Anyone tried the Syba or CSL controller cards on Amazon for under £20?

 

Cheers,

 

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How many drives do you have connected as I think that one has a bottleneck of 250MB/sec..

Think there is a PCIe 2.0 one (on same page) for a few quid extra.. So will have a look at that!

Thanks for the tip!

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4 drives connected, not noticed a bottleneck with 7200rpm drives, might happen with ssd's though so if you can get a faster one for later updates probably a good plan

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