Looking for advice on building a 8/12 bay NAS server.

I'm considering building a custom 2U rack mount NAS server build, and found the majority of the parts I need, but I don't understand if the motherboard/OS(FreeNAS) will support the barebone case backplane.

Are backplanes standardized enough that I can just plug into a standard motherboard, or do I need a specific interface card that I need to buy?

(Currently looking at a 8/12 bay NAS case from INNOVISION via aliexpress

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    Make it a condition of sale that it does. If the sales rep quails at putting that on record, it doesn't.
    – K7AAY
    Apr 7 '20 at 20:37
  • Looks like sata backplanes are just straight pass-through, so it appears that standard sata connectors are used: ebay.com/itm/…
    – monkut
    Apr 10 '20 at 2:10

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