Yes too all he said, been there, done that. Addonics now has 6GB SATA for those 
that were put off with only 3GB SATA. ;)


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> On Feb 14, 2014, at 2:29 AM, Boyd Waters <waters.b...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> For many years, I used PCI cards with a Silicon Image 3124 or 3132 SATA 
> controller in my Mac Pro.
> 
> They are essentially the same. The 3132 is PCIe, and the other one is PCI-X.
> 
> You can purchase them from Addonics, who will supply a Mac driver for you. 
> Newegg and Amazon work too.
> 
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124030
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124026
> 
> These are simple controllers. I did run into a problem with them when I was 
> running a bigger zpool under Solaris 11, it would not keep up with the load. 
> I use an 8-port LSI controller for that now in a Linux server. I no longer 
> have the old Mac Pro so I don't know how it might work for Mac ZFS.
> 
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816117157
> 
> This intel-rebadged LSI card is ideal for personal use, small ZFS servers. In 
> addition to the controller, you will need two SFF-to-SATA cables, about $20 
> each.
> 
> But you can start out small with a $20 Syba card.
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On Feb 13, 2014, at 2:44 PM, Alex Wasserman <alexwasser...@me.com> wrote:
>> 
>> All,
>> 
>> Anyone got a recommendation on a 4+ port PCI SATA card?
>> 
>> Is something like this worth the money?
>> 
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115114
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Alex
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