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Do motherboards with 8 satas still exist for a reasonable price?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by tigertoddy, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. tigertoddy

    tigertoddy Member

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    MSY seems to not have any at all. Scorptech has one or two for about $500. Is it even more rare to find one with hotswap? The board I have my 4690k in has two satas that have the drives pop straight up with my dock (which doesn't seem to have any special circuitry) and you can eject them in the system tray, the icon is identical to what you see with usb devices.
     
  2. power

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    I had this issue when i bought my last board just recently - HOWEVER the board I chose had 2 M.2 ports giving me a total of "8" ports.
     
  3. terrastrife

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    SATA has gone the way of the dodo and being replaced by m.2/nvme

    X99 had 10 ports native, X299 only has 8.

    Just grab a pcie card with 8ports for $50 on ebay (LSI2008).
     
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  4. power

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    oh bullshit, anyone that wants 8 sata is not after 8 M.2 drives.
     
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    SATA (in this case AHCI) is being replaced by NVMe. Like how PCIe phased out PCI.

    Z390 is capable of running 11 storage devices, 6 AHCI and 5 NVMe. So device count is up but AHCI count is down (technically AHCI count hasn't changed in forever on Intel mainstream).
     
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  6. OCMunkee

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    I'd recommend just getting a SAS/SATA HBA and plug it into a spare PCIe slot. You'll have more than enough SATA/AHCI storage this way.
    Most manufacturers are following what 99% of users will be doing, which is one or two disks, with the occasional user needing a few more.
     
  7. power

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    yes but "way of the dodo" is a fucking stretch.
     
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    MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon and ASRock X470 Taichi both have 8xSATA3 ports.
    Edit: and for the next dodo socket candidate there is the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6 and ASRock Z390 Extreme4.
     
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  9. terrastrife

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    Don't expect support to get any _better_ in the future, it's only going to get worse here on out.
     
  10. power

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    SATA is still the mainstream solution for a good few years yet though.
     
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    Intel peaked at 10 ports on X99 and 16 ports on C series Atom, I doubt in the future they're going to increase that count. The downtrend has started.
     
  12. power

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    i don't think you understand what gone the way of the dodo means.

    OP I'm sure will find a solution. Anyone looking for that many drives gives zero fucks about trends away from SATA. SATA is still relevant to the discussion.
     
  13. terrastrife

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    I shouldve typed going, not gone :D
     
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    Look for server boards, supermicro or Intel have ones with tons of sata ports.
     
  15. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    LSI 9211-8i flashed into IT mode is the most reliable and cost effective way to add SATA 3 ports to any mobo with performance matching or exceeding Intel's onboard solutions.

    This is what I did and it works a bloody treat.

    SATA's not going anywhere any time soon, spinners still offer the best value per TB when it comes to mass storage. I still only use my m.2 to pcie SSD for the OS with my /home partition on a spinner connected via SATA and performance is more than adequate.
     
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    +1 checkout unraid forums for a great list of IT firmware flash-able cards and cheap ebay common rack unit server cards made by Dell/IBM/HP which can be flashed or run straight through. I looked at the same thing when building my second unraid nas box, then thought why the fuck would I spend so much for that many ports when i could use whats there add a HBA and spend the rest on drive space.

    If its some OCD I Must have ports thing supermicro has some boards with sas to fill your need for a buck though. Funny enough they even make HBA like the AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 which is an 8 port HBA i own.
     
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    Wonder if sata express will ever make a comeback in the form of the tiny part of the cable but with nvme (even if just converted) on the drives?

    Wasn't a bad idea, but it was a terrible implementation.
     
  18. terrastrife

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    there's M.2 to U.2 but I doubt we'll see M.2 to SATAe.
    Do you mean SATAe drives or SATAe ports?
     
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    Pcie drives with cables, without the stupid sata bit that only existed as a kludge to make the drive detect and hand over to pcie.
     
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    the little tiny bit was the detect, the two sata ports are the two pcie lanes.
     

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