PCI-e Sata expansion card


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9 hours ago, peterg23 said:

Cards based on the JMB585 (5-port) chip have received good reports when used with Unraid, not so the ASM1064.

But the ASMedia 1061/1062 (2-port) cards play nicely with Unraid.

 

I see you editted to say "not so the ASM1064" but there is NOT ONE mention of that card on unRAID forum except for ME asking... so how can you say that? Likewise Google "asm1064" "unraid" and you get NO HITS....   Please share the evidence to support your statement?

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On 12/30/2020 at 8:57 PM, methanoid said:

I think this should be fine with unRAID

It works with Unraid as expected, not as much bandwidth as the JMB585 but sufficient for 4 HDDs, time will tell is it's reliable but I would expect to be similar to the 2 port Asmedia, which is fine.

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I currently have the 4 ports marvel pcie 1x in my system - so far it works, however, I have couple episodes of 2 or 3 drives read errors (after force reboot and parity check everything was ok). I am looking forward to hear more about the ASMedia 1064 too.

 

just saw it listed on Amazon 

https://www.amazon.com/IO-CREST-Expansion-Non-Raid-SI-PEX40156/dp/B08J2PK1HF/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=asmedia+1064&qid=1609764887&sr=8-1

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On 1/4/2021 at 12:52 PM, neihn said:

I currently have the 4 ports marvel pcie 1x in my system - so far it works, however, I have couple episodes of 2 or 3 drives read errors (after force reboot and parity check everything was ok). I am looking forward to hear more about the ASMedia 1064 too.

 

just saw it listed on Amazon 

https://www.amazon.com/IO-CREST-Expansion-Non-Raid-SI-PEX40156/dp/B08J2PK1HF/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=asmedia+1064&qid=1609764887&sr=8-1

 

LOL.. double price - Bezos obviously not making enough billions during pandemic 🙂

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On 1/2/2021 at 5:18 PM, JorgeB said:

It works with Unraid as expected, not as much bandwidth as the JMB585 but sufficient for 4 HDDs, time will tell is it's reliable but I would expect to be similar to the 2 port Asmedia, which is fine.

 

So @JorgeB do you think I could have two of these cards in my 2 empty PCIE 4.0 x1 slots and be okay for Parity speeds etc? Theory says at PCIE 3.0 x1 speed they get 1GB split 4 ways so 250MB each. Can't think that is going to bottle neck spinning rust drives!?

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33 minutes ago, methanoid said:

So @JorgeB do you think I could have two of these cards in my 2 empty PCIE 4.0 x1 slots and be okay for Parity speeds etc? Theory says at PCIE 3.0 x1 speed they get 1GB split 4 ways so 250MB each. Can't think that is going to bottle neck spinning rust drives!?

You can check here for some bench results.

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Looking for a SATA expansion card for my system.  My hardware knowledge has really been lagging (young kids will do that) so I'm hoping someone could chime in with a suggestion.  My slant is more toward trouble-free than latest-and-greatest because troubleshooting time is hard to come by.

 

My motherboard has 6 onboard slots, but all are in use (2 x SSD cache drives, 3 x HDD array/parity drives, 1 x Bluray disk drive that's rarely used).  I have an UnRAID plus license, so I may as well aim for a 6+ port SATA expansion card.  I'm running low on drive space (all those kid videos!), so am just looking to add drives to the array.

 

UnRAID 6.8.3

Motherboard: ASUS H70M-Plus

All PCI express and M.2 ports are currently empty.

 

I've read through this thread, but there's a lot of mixed information, so I'm a bit confused.

 

Any suggestions are welcome.  Thanks in advance!

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2 hours ago, beverage said:

Looking for a SATA expansion card for my system.  My hardware knowledge has really been lagging (young kids will do that) so I'm hoping someone could chime in with a suggestion.  My slant is more toward trouble-free than latest-and-greatest because troubleshooting time is hard to come by.

 

My motherboard has 6 onboard slots, but all are in use (2 x SSD cache drives, 3 x HDD array/parity drives, 1 x Bluray disk drive that's rarely used).  I have an UnRAID plus license, so I may as well aim for a 6+ port SATA expansion card.  I'm running low on drive space (all those kid videos!), so am just looking to add drives to the array.

 

UnRAID 6.8.3

Motherboard: ASUS H70M-Plus

All PCI express and M.2 ports are currently empty.

 

I've read through this thread, but there's a lot of mixed information, so I'm a bit confused.

 

Any suggestions are welcome.  Thanks in advance!

 

 

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