I was getting ready to buy Intel Extreme DX79SR. I liked the board because of the number of SATA ports 8 total (4/6GB and 4/3GB). My goal is to build a NAS box. All good until I started reading the reviews and found out that 2 ports out of 8 are on a different Marvel Chipset and most software based NAS like Nexenta does not support Marvel. I am looking for software based NAS because it allows me to mix and match (SATA and SSD drives) in the same box. So the question is, can someone point me to a Desktop motherboard which has over 6 SATA connectors and that has Intel Chipset. Thanks in advance.
We would like to inform you that currently the maximum of SATA connectors manufactured by Intel on our motherboards is 6. Thank you for your understanding.