A Gigabyte motherboard has IEEE 1394b and eight S-ATA ports. It is expensive, a little over 25,000 Yen in Tokyo right now, but it also has one of the lastest Intel chipset, 915P, and two Gbps LAN ports.
Just a while ago, Intel’s 865/875 introduced 2 S-ATA ports as standard on desktop motherboards. Many complained that two are not enough and some even wanted eight. So Gigabyte is generous and smart enough to provide a motherboard that has a Silicon Image 3114 chipset for four more S-ATA ports in addition to Intel’s ICH6R’s four ports.
I hope there will be 915G(V) motherboards for under US$100 with 16 S-ATA ports by fall.