SATA port multiplier support!


This information is a nightmare to find. Let's populate this thread with tested boards.


A basic toy is needed - SATA 1 to 5 Port Multiplier Card - Item # SATA-5-PORT
All mobo manufacturers should have something similar and test. It takes 1 minute and every specification page should have this info : "X SATA Connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug , "Port Multiplier Support - YES/ NO[B] "


Many try to build low powered file servers or whatever with small boards and lots of hard drives. Small boards have 2-4 SATA ports and to get more without add-on cards, port multipliers are perfect.


I'll start:


GA-870A-UD3 (rev. 3.1) - SB850 has FULL support for port multipliers. All the ports on this board have PM, esata and JMicron JMB362 sata ports also.


I want to find PM info on modern intel boards with h81:


GA-H81M-DS2 and GA-H81M-S2V