I have a total of 4 expansion slots on my PC. I am putting a killer network card, graphic card, and a sound card in it. I searched a list of expansion cards to put in the last slot that could benefit me and the only thing I found was a host adapter.
A host bus adapter (HBA) is a circuit board and/or integrated circuit adapter that provides input/output (I/O) processing and physical connectivity between a server and a storage device. Because the HBA relieves the host microprocessor of both data storage and retrieval tasks, it can improve the server's performance time. An HBA and its associated disk subsystems are sometimes referred to as a disk channel.
So would this benefit my game server at all? Despite providing the definition, I'm still confused about it. By the way, my PC will be running the game server through virtual box on windows 7.