This is my first post on the forums, though I have been following tek syndicate on youtube for a long time now. I loved the video that was done about the awesome Asrock Avoton mini itx motherboard with 12 sata ports and am very tempted to get it. However I am a massive fan of AMD and would like to get a board that supports the AM3+ socket instead, such as the FX8320e. Does anybody know any AM3+ boards that have 12+ onboard sata connections?
I don't care if they are sata2 or sata3 ports, as my hdds are not going to exceed sata2 bandwidth limits, but I don't know if I may hit a controller limit on the board (is there such a thing)?
I don't want to use PCI slots to add more sata ports as this usually means you can't then perform operations like secure-erase through hdparm. They also usually split the bandwidth across the ports, so only 2 out of 4 ports can operate at full capacity etc.
This server not only acts as my fileserver, but also as a KVM hypervisor, hence the desire to get a processor with slightly more processing grunt, but it's still going to be on 24/7/365, so going for the "e" edition of the processor.
Ideally the mobo should be full ATX size but not a requirement.
ASUS preferred if possible
Any suggestions would be helpful.