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Best option to add more sata ports to my board

Just looking for something thats not a pile of garbage any insight would be helpful. Just using windows storage spaces. Need 8 additional ports.

https://www.newegg.com/syba-si-pex40071-sata-iii/p/N82E16816124070?Description=8%20port%20sata%20controller&cm_re=8_port_sata_controller--16-124-070--Product

something like this?

Yeah i seen a few of those on amazon the only reservation i have about that is it says pcie 2.0 x8. Would that even be enough bandwidth for 8 3.5 inch drives?

Fast HDDs at average 200 MB/s x 8 is only 1.6 GB/s which should easily fit into that PCIe bandwidth.

If you need 8 SSDs better look into high end SAS controllers.

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Perfect ill pick one up and put upgrade the plex server thanks for the help guys!

This might be overkill for your purposes, but I like these for their storage management offload capabilities: https://www.amazon.com/LSI-Broadcom-9300-8i-PCI-Express-Profile/dp/B00DSURZYS/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=LSI+SAS+9211-8i&qid=1581488011&sr=8-11

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If you have the space, you could use 2x 4-port cards for more bandwidth and better compatibility. Most cheap SATA controllers are made by Asmedia and Marvell, the latter being better.

Those 8-port Syba cards use a Marvell 9235 controller coupled with a Marvell 9705 port multiplier. Bandwidth limitations aside, it can be finicky to set up and run.

2x 4-port cards would give more bandwidth and potentially save you some headaches by taking the port multiplier out of the equation.

And put a better heatsink and/or a fan on whatever you get, those small passive heatsinks will NOT last long under heavy load (I had 2 fried controllers before I wisened up).

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Ok ive got plently of pcie the only device plugged in is a 1080 and i can throw a fan overtop of the controllers as the system in on a lian li testbench. Thanks for the input.
And welcome to the forum!!

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Update.

I went with an actual raid controller so i can run my 7 4tb drives in a raid 6 instead of windows storage spaces weird raid 5. In the proccess of moving all my data to a seperate pc so i can wipe the 4tb drives and start fresh. Thanks for the input guys.
Ohh this is what i went with https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002IT4YG2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Nice! I have a similar one, great choice.

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