6 sata ports seam to be the standard with the 780g, so it should be all i controler, the southbridge does it I think.
eSata comes in over 6', more than enough to make it under the "table"
I think it would be easier to set up the security monitoring software to save to the Raid, than to continously save to a network drive. network drives look a bit pricier too.
looks like all I'll need is an enclosure and a longer cable (maybe not even that) to take care of my storage problems. I've already got a pair of 320gbs sitting around.
I guess I'll just have to order it and do the final test myself.