Been trying to catch up on all this. And it would seem port multipliers are getting bigger Are these supported by most motherboards now or is a card needed? As it seems win10 etc. all support raid and expansion options now, and pretty easily. I'm trying to decide which way to best go to reach 16-24 ports on a preferebly windows machine? Any input or thoughts? Havn't gotten a mobo yet, so wondering if there's one with say 6 ports that supports multpliers etc. Thanks guys, glad to finally be back into this. Edit: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Multi-SATA-1...577781?hash=item2373ea1bf5:g:jbIAAOSw-CpX9coD Something like that? with a 4 or 5 port card/mobo that handles multiplying? This could be mounted in the cable management portion of the case for greater ease of use?