*Off-topic* Which is faster: Splitting a SATA in input via card to have 5 on 1 channel OR PCIE card?

Hello fellow GSA enthusiasts. :)

Wanting to go faster....and NOT trying to slow things down as I upgrade my (non-VPS) system.

If I need more SATA ports for drives than I have ports (by ONE drive, rn)...



Which is faster:

Splitting a SATA in input via card to have 5 on 1 channel


Or:smiley:


A  PCIE card solution???

https  ://www.makeuseof.c.om/tag/pcie-vs-sata-type-ssd-best/

https ://www.tested.c.om/tech/457440-theoretical-vs-actual-bandwidth-pci-express-and-thunderbolt/

http :// www.tomshardware.c.om/forum/27353-43-tomshardware



Seems clear direct connection to MB via card is best choice.  And I wonder about bottlenecks on the SATA port w/splitter, which is already supposedly slower...

SO...wanting to order this hardware now....but have a few Qs...

Wouldnt PCIEX16 card be fastest? More physical channels??

Any knowledge would be appreciated much.

I see many PCIE but not much else.
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