How can I connect 12 SATA 3 disks to a motherboard that has just two SATA 3 connectors. What solution would you recommend?

closed as off topic by pauska, Chopper3, user9517 Mar 31 '13 at 11:36

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    Why did you skip reading our FAQ? The first couple of lines says we don't do home IT stuff and where does? lazy! – Chopper3 Mar 31 '13 at 11:17
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    And don't just edit the word 'home' to 'office' either - we see all that, read the FAQ please before posting again. – Chopper3 Mar 31 '13 at 11:21
  • Not to mention purchase recommendations are off topic anywhere on SE – Journeyman Geek Mar 31 '13 at 11:35
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    @Chopper3 ok, fine – user7610 Mar 31 '13 at 12:08

It depends on how serious you are about physical data loss protection. I use a LSI MegaRAID SAS9280-16i4e (16+4 connectors) at home with a RAID 6 configuration. Those controllers have great protection features, speed and perfect OS support, but cost a lot of money. But my last data loss cost me more than 5 times as much...

As an extra, I suggest buying the Battery Backup Unit. For extra speed and security.

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