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
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,
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