Thinking about getting one of these StarTech PEXSAT34 Controller Card - Newegg.com
to expand the amount of SATA III ports. All my drives are SATA III and with only 4 SATA III on the board I maxed that out pretty quick. I've got a couple more drives put up I got right after the build and would like to put them to use.
I know it's pricey, but for how many ports at speed it has and the reliability it's worth it to me.
Another thing I'd like to do is transfer the 3TB drive out of the MyBook enclosure because of intermitten drop outs. It's appears to be a pretty common problem with a lot of the units.
I've used Vantech before and other than it's annoyingly bright power/activity LED, it worked as advertized. Its sleek aluminum enclosure finished in a smooth sexy high gloss black, makes it blend with my desk goodies.
Also the metal enclosure acts as a heatsink. However there is another model that sports a cooling fan, but I don't think it'll be required for my purpose.
Vantec NexStar 3 SuperSpeed 3.5" SATA to USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure - Model NST-380S3-BK - Newegg.com
Besides I want to use the drive not keep getting annoyed when it drops out.
Any comments or alternatives?