The major problem with all these boards is only 4 DIMM slots.
but Harm you have been waiting for these since Jan?
maybe by then we will finally have 8gig non ecc available. cant believe we dont have it already.
I have to be patient anyway, because Areca does not expect the new generation of PCIe-3 boards before Q1/2012. But it would be nice to know if the higher level Gigabyte boards, UD5/7/9 are planned to use more DIMM slots.
Gee wiz Harm like your raid array isn’t fast enough already?
The 4 slots is a chipset limitation not board manufacturer.
To get more than 4 its dual Xeon
Educated guess not facts set in stone.
If on-board raid controllers support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 1+0, and I have 14 SATA ports, as on the GA-X79A-UD3, and I use 2 of them for BR burners, and one for the boot disk, and I add a hardware controller from Areca for RAID 3 or RAID 3+0, then the remaining 11 SATA ports and the on-board raid controller serve me no purpose.
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