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Does the type of SATA port matter in regards to fileservers?

I want to build a dedicated home file server that will also be used for streaming numerous video files. Does the SATA bandwidth matter if I will be using 1tb 7200rpm drives? Also, would I be able to ...
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How many drives could I attach to a SiliconImage SiI3124 based controller using port multipliers?

Would it be possible to attach twenty disks to a SiliconImage SiI3124 based controller (Lycom ST-125NR) using four Lycom ST-126RM port multipliers? Wikipedia suggests a single 'port' can support up ...
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Can I expand my storage options with a PCI-E card in a PCI slot?

I have an Intel D945GCLF2 running headless Ubuntu which I use as a fileserver. I currently have a 4 port PCI SATA card plugged into it which has 4 disks attached. They're running software RAID 5 which ...