Boy, I just can't understand why Intel cripples, stalls or delays ANY data thru-put with slowest tech standards. "Shut up! Be happy it's not SATA 1..." Uh yeah. Gee - thanks - what a magnanimous gesture, Intel-!! Wow - stepping up to a whole 6 on SOME products, crippling others. I bet that wrings out another 4,000% profit, eh?!! Sheesh...
Well, I know the MB makers will add on their own SATA3 controllers and I don't really want "10" except in server boards. And even then, I'd go with REAL server boards, not some Gamer-Server-Wannabe knockoff (cough cough Maximus or whatever 'Military' level they want to market). And maybe we'll see the HDDs drop so low that good $200 RAID cards will always be the best alternative.
But - hey - Intel - STOP CRIPPLING DATA THRU-PUT! Give us max levels! Why can AMD do it for YEARS now, and Intel can't?
"We're trying to leave AMD in business!" Ah. How nice.