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Old May 2, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Default No M-ITX boards with 3 or more SATA 6Gb/s connectors?

I can't seem to find a M-ITX board with 3 or more SATA 6Gb/s connectors anywhere.

I tried the usual suspects like newegg, amazon, even a general google search.

Anyone know if there might be something coming out soon?

I would think we'd be there already. One OS drive, two backup drives. That's three right off the bat.
And then if you have a second OS drive, you need four of them...
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Old May 2, 2012, 07:34 PM
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Hard drives have no benefit from being on SATA 6Gbps. Only SSDs benefit from it, so unless you plan to run more than 2 SSDs, I don't think you'll have any issues.
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Are you looking for a intel or amd ,here one that has 3 and it is a micro.
Newegg.ca - ASUS P8H77-M PRO LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard I see no mini with three ssd but uless you are going to use three SSD drives then there is no need for SATA6gigs
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Old May 2, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Hard drives have no benefit from being on SATA 6Gbps. Only SSDs benefit from it, so unless you plan to run more than 2 SSDs, I don't think you'll have any issues.
actually the new velociraptor 1tb drive reviews show that the cache is using SATA 6Gb/s.

I plan on getting a pair of those, and I already run windows 7 on an ssd.

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Are you looking for a intel or amd ,here one that has 3 and it is a micro.
Newegg.ca - ASUS P8H77-M PRO LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard I see no mini with three ssd but uless you are going to use three SSD drives then there is no need for SATA6gigs
ya, I found a few of the M-ATX boards that have it. but those are 3" bigger per side than the ITX boards, and i'm planning on making a custom case specifically for the smaller sized ITX board.

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There are a few on Newegg.

ZOTAC 880GITX-A-E

ASRock A75M-ITX

ZOTAC 890GXITX-A-E

And a bunch of imbedded boards, not sure if that is what you are looking for or not.

ZOTAC FUSION350-A-E

GIGABYTE GA-E350N-USB3

ASRock E350M1/USB3

Hope that helps!
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actually the new velociraptor 1tb drive reviews show that the cache is using SATA 6Gb/s.

I plan on getting a pair of those, and I already run windows 7 on an ssd.
It uses a sata 6gb/s controller, but it comes NO where near even saturating a sata2 controller. you only need SATA3 for SSDs.
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actually the new velociraptor 1tb drive reviews show that the cache is using SATA 6Gb/s.

I plan on getting a pair of those, and I already run windows 7 on an ssd.
Velociraptors are overrated and not worth the money.
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I'm not sure why you would build a mini-ITX system to put dual Velicoraptors and a SSD into it though. That is a very unique combination to say the least.

At the very least, build micro-ATX. Still though, you'll be limited to AMD if you want that number of SATAIII ports onboard. Intel only has 2 with the others being on a 3rd party controller in most cases.
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There are a few on Newegg.

ZOTAC 880GITX-A-E

ASRock A75M-ITX

ZOTAC 890GXITX-A-E

And a bunch of imbedded boards, not sure if that is what you are looking for or not.

ZOTAC FUSION350-A-E

GIGABYTE GA-E350N-USB3

ASRock E350M1/USB3

Hope that helps!
ah, figures it would be amd. I didn't mention it, but I meant intel boards.
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Velociraptors are overrated and not worth the money.
quite a bit faster than any other 1tb drive with the obvious exception of $3k and up ssd drives.

it even beats the WD RE4 series of Caviar drives by a country mile.
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