I have just acquired a new JBOD box that will be used as a media center/storage for home use only on my x86/x64 box running OpenIndiana b151a7 currently.
Its strictly a JBOD, no hw raid options, with an eSATA port to each drive. I am looking for suggestions for an HBA card with at least (2), but (4) external eSATA ports would be nice. I know enough to stay away from the port expander things. I do not need the HBA to support any internal drives. In reviewing the archives/past post, it seems that LSI is the way to go. I would like to spend USD $200 - $300, but would spend more if necessary for a good, trouble free HBA. I made this comment as I went to look at some of the LSI cards previously mentioned, and found they were priced $500 - $600 and up. TIA for any pointers, Jerry _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss