Thank You for your answer. I looked all of these up on eBay but only some used makes go around 100 and possible little lees or more, which makes it expensive.
What I want is to have an additional 4 sata slots on my system, i dont care for RAID or anything, just AHCI as i said. But this looks like an expensive option.
These are the cheapest ones i've found but sill expensive.
Should i just focus on a sata controller? I have seen some cheapies on eBay but they seem of really low quality. Adaptec/3Ware/RocketRAID still go something near a 100.
My situation is this.
I have 2 SSD's RAID 0, 4 internal HDD's for storage. This concludes me 6 sata 3 ports on mobo. I also have 2x sataII ports which are for the case eSata and possibly an eSata Optical Drive. So that leaves me wanting an additional 4 ports, for a hot-swappable 4-Bay Drive i have installed.
What would be my best bet here?