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comment Upgrading server motherboard while maintaining 12 SATA ports
@tombull89 - We have been running the Greens in Software RAID1. Have never had any issues as you describe. Perhaps that issue is with Hardware RAID configurations...?
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comment Upgrading server motherboard while maintaining 12 SATA ports
@Zoredache - already doing so. Thanks again.
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Thank you @notpeter - I thought something along these lines might be a good option, but the next issue is doing this according to our budget. The card you suggested (with cables) is at the top end, but I will shop on my own to see what other options are out there.
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comment Upgrading server motherboard while maintaining 12 SATA ports
@Zoredache - That controller card costs more than our entire server as it now sits... As I mentioned before, we are a small business and we are looking to upgrade within our modest budget.
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comment Upgrading server motherboard while maintaining 12 SATA ports
@MichaelHampton Yeah, this is NOT a shopping question. I can shop on my own... We are a small business on a budget - hence the reason we used desktop hardware to build a NAS in the first place. Also, we were using a mix of Western Digital "Blue" drives in the server and we had two fail within 6 months. Ever since switching to the "Green" drives we haven't had a single failure in about 2 years. The drives are configured so the data is redundant so the two drive failures we had in the past did not cause any data loss.
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