Originally Posted by Darrin
After more thought, I have decided it was time to build a new media server. I’m looking for advice on a motherboard (as well as various other components) for the build. I want to go with a Norco 4220 case. I would prefer a motherboard that has enough Sata connections so I didn’t have to add cards.
I’ve looked at some other threads but their pretty outdated. I was (originally) thinking about doing everything locally, but it’s not a realistic option. It will be mainly just for Blu Ray/HD-DVD/DVD, Music and some game emulation (I’m not a big PC gamer). Any thoughts, opinions and/or advice would be VERY much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Your post is a bit confusing.
The Norco case I believe holds 20 plus HD's, yet you state you want a mb with enough SATA ports
to not to have to resort to add-on cards.
The most sata ports you are going to find on a motherboard is probably 8. So to utilize the case you mentioned
you would need add-on cards.
So...maybe update this thread with a little more info what you are after, and Im sure the posters would be able
to better help you.
What software are you looking at? UnRaid? WHS? Windows 7?
Are you looking for any kind of back up or data loss protection?
How much storage do you think you will need? 6 hard drives? 10? 20?
What will you be streaming to? Will the server need to do transcoding?