Is it ok to use Motherbord SATA for ZFS?

Davewolfs

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For my X10SDV-TLN4F I am using an LSI 2308 IT mode controller that is taking up one of my PCI slots - works great. I’m just wondering if there is anything wrong with using the motherboards built in SATA - Intel AHCI Lynx controller. This seems like something that used to be frowned upon but I am not so sure anymore.

I wouldn’t mind freeing up the slot so that I could add some NVME devices. Motherboard has an M2 slot but is max 80mm. Intel seems to be producing 110mm M2 drives now.
 

gea

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Basically yes.
There may be some differences between chipsets and hotplug capability but in general 6G Sata (AHCI) is a good or fast as 6G singlepath SAS. Even 3G Sata is ok for disks (not for SSD).
 
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