small question. I currently run a hardware raid6 with 6 discs and plan on migrating to ZFS. My Mainboard is a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro and has 6 SATA ports.
Currently I have a sequential throughput of about 450MB/s and I’d like to have speed like that on ZFS too. Is this possible with a simple onboard SATA controller or do I require a HBA for that?
I had bad experience and slow speeds with mdadm before which was the reason I choose a hardware raid but ZFS sound great with the compression and all. I would love to throw out the hardware raid card and use the pcie slot for a 10gb network card. When reading about ZFS I heart people pray that you need a HBA and others said as long as your Mainboard does have enough ports your good to go. Now I don’t really know what to think and who is right?!?
Thanks in advance for your input!