1 x ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe
6 x SAMSUNG EcoGreen F3 HD203WI 2TB
1 x Fractal Design ARRAY R2 MINI ITX NAS CASE
1 x G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) *In MoBo Compatibility List*
1x Sata Raid Controller ?????
*Sorry haven't posted 3 times so no links
Building a NAS/Semi-Portable HTPC w/ 6 2TB hard drives but I need some quick advice/information.... the motherboard I want only supports 4 SATA connections so I am stuck with having to get a SATA controller to add the 2 other drives.
1. Does Ubuntu Software Raid have issues combining HD's connected to a PCIe Controller and HD's connected to the motherboard or do the HD's get all treated as equal because its software not hardware?
2. If there is an issue with separating them what is the recommended SATA controller that can hold 6 drives and is on the Ubuntu HCL?
3. If there is no issue what is the recommened 2 slot SATA controller that is on the Ubuntu HCL?
4. Does anyone know of a good ION Mini ITX that has 6 SATA connections