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How do I connect 8 SATA drives ?


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I am trying to replace an existing 19 inch linux server with some new osx compatible hardware.

 

I plan installing osx86 leo4all server on that machine.

 

It has 8 sata ii drives attached and is currently running on a marvell mv88sx6081 controller (8 port, non raid edition).

 

From what I read in other forum entries, this is not the best choice for osx.

 

I would agree to replace the motherboard and maybe the sata controller.

 

What hardware should I take to avoid trouble or what is the best choice ?

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Use a chipset and motherboard that supports ECC memory....

 

and it wouldn't be a bad idea to find a board that has more than ample expansion options.

 

I love my supermicro X38 based board... but its a bit more expensive than most of the boards people seem to be running.... but if you're looking at it for more server usage.... $200 board isn't out of line at all.

 

 

 

(Suggestion of using real apple hardware for use in a business environment)

I've also got an apple Xserve Xeon that I do hosting with..... I love it. Very nice hardware... you could use an Xserve+ a raid card + external rackmount drive enclosure and have all the expansion you'd ever need using SAS backplanes and SATA drives......

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