I'm looking for 16+ ports sata 3.0 controller for disks already initialized from Windows 10 (with GPT and NTFS volume) for pcie 3.0 motherboard, and I want to access to the data without any change (no other initialization for formatting).
I found sata controllers dedicated to chia farming, can they be used for JBOD also ? Which one do you recommend ?
Will their reliability be significantly different from a Broadcom controller ? Also there are no certification or norm: is it critical ? No MTBF: what should I expect ? The Broadcom 1500-16i for instance has 5 Mhours MTBF !