Thank-you very much for the response.
Could you please suggest a newer card that lets me JBOD 8 4TB HDDs?
As I read and research I'm seeing people report that LSI cards (9340-8i) don't work on non-server motherboards: hence the Areca 1320.
Since this is the first time I'm doing this, I'm...
I have a empty pcie slot in which I plan to put a card that'll add to the SATA ports I have. I read about SATA ards and I want to buy this Areca card. But I've read that these things don't work on desktop boards. Please let me know. Since I'll have to import my card I can't experiment much.