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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:45 am 
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Hey there,

I've just ordered all the parts to my first server build apart from a pci sata card. I need a card which has 4 internal sata ports and can handle 4tb drives.

Any suggestions?

I will post all my parts for the build later when I'm on a pc and not phone.

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There are quite a few cards available I use a Supermicro AOC-SASLP-MV8 in a WHS2011 Server that I was able to run 4TB Drives with. The card actually supports up to 8 drives. To connect the card to your drive you would need a Forward Breakout Cable

MV8 Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6816101358

Forward Breakout Cable: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6816116097

The only thing I recall doing with these cards is I had updated the drivers but the drivers that shipped with the card worked with WHS2011. Also I installed Stablebit Drive Pool which works very well with WHS2011 and it also made migration of my storage pool very simple when I upgraded the server software to WS2012E.

You can review my hardware by reading the tag below which I have been running now for 2 years. Now there are other cards so take your time and review your possibilities so that you can chose the best card for your purposes especially if your looking for a RAID Solution.

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Migrated from WHS2011 to WS2012E: HIGHLANDER

~ Norco 4220 Enclosure
~ Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
~ AMD Phenom II X4 995 3.2 GHz
~ 8 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
~ 3 Supermicro AOC-SASLP-MV8


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