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Anything wrong that I will encounter using one of these cards for unRAID like will it bottleneck with 4 drives on a x1 PCIe socket? I have a small SAS to SATA raid card too but it has a Marvell controller 88SE9230 on it and I've read that can be problematic with unRAID?

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13 minutes ago, johnnie.black said:

It will be a bottleneck with 4 modern disks, also they are usually based on the Marvel 88SE9215, and if so not recommend also.

Thanks Johnnie B I only need 4 additional SATA ports as my new mobo has 8 SATA ports on board I am staying with a 12 disk setup for my use case is there a decent x4 HBA that plays nice with unRAID or will 4 ports require x8, the reason I ask is I am limited to 16 PCIe lanes from my CPU and 4 from the chip-set I would like to keep open my 2 x16 slots for a GPU and my my 10GBe dual port card any advice is appreciated!

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There aren't many good 4 port options, there's are LSI controllers but usually cost about the same as an 8 port version and are x8, if you don't mind buying used the Adaptec 1430SA is still a good option, and can be found very cheap.

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2 minutes ago, johnnie.black said:

There aren't many good 4 port options, there's are LSI controllers but usually cost about the same as an 8 port version and are x8, if you don't mind buying used the Adaptec 1430SA is still a good option, and can be found very cheap.

Thanks for the info, and used is good my 10GBe cards were server pulls and they were plug and play so no issues there thanks again!

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