IMHO, a better investment is in the NVidia MCP-55 chipsets which
support more than 4 SATA ports. The NForce 680a boasts 12 SATA
ports. Nevada builds 72+ should see these as SATA drives using
the nv_sata driver and not as ATA/IDE disks.
> I'm new to the list so this is probably a noob question: Are this forum part
> of a mailinglist or something? I keep getting some answers to my posts in
> this thread on email as well as some here, but it seems that those
> answers/posts on email aren't posted on this forum..?? Or do I just get a
> copy on email from what ppl post here on the forum?
> Georg Edelmann wrote me on email saying he was interested in making a
> homeserver/nas as I'm about to (try to) do and wanted to know my hardware etc.
> What I was thinking of using for this server was Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe with
> some kind of AMD64 CPU, probably the cheapest X2 I can find and pair it with
> 1 or perhaps 2GB of RAM. The mainbord has 8 SATA onboard, 4 nvidia and 4
> sil3114. I was also gonna get a 2sata add-on controller card, totalling 10
> sata ports. But now I'm not sure, since alhopper just said the performance of
> the 3114 is poor.
> Blake, on the other hand mentioned the Sil3114 as a controller chip to use. I
> will of course not make use of the fake-raid on the mainboard.
> Kent - I see your point and it's a good one and, but for me, I only want a
> big fileserver with redundancy for my music collection, movie collection and
> pictures etc. I would of course make a backup of the most important data as
> well from time to time.
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