I currently have a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev. 1.0 board with 5 SATA II ports. I need to add at least two more SATA II HDDs and 1 more SATA HD/Blu-RAY Rom Drive. Also it needs to be compatible with Vista 64bit.
I currently have 2 PCI open and the PCI-E 16x and PCI-E1 open (I'm using onboard graphics).
What do you guys recommend for an addon card for at least 4 more ports NON-RAID? I'm thinking I should find a card that uses either PCI-Ex 16 (long slot) or the PCI-Ex1 small slot?
I have looked on Promise website but all there controller cards are RAID stuff.
Most add-on cards will do raid. If you don't want to use raid you just set it to JBOD, Just a bunch of disks, so each drive will be seperate.
I would look for a pci-e card as the pci version will limit your speed.