After reading this blog post on cheap storage, I'm curious about how SATA port multiplication works.
Does multiplication require something special on the host machine (i.e. can any SATA port be multiplied)? If so, what spec should be checked for?
Can you daisy-chain multipliers for even more ports?
Does multiplication impact performance? I thought the one-channel-one-drive configuration is one of the reasons SATA is faster than most other interfaces.