I have some questions about SATA controller performance when running VMware Workstation. I would likt to run my lab network in VMware Workstation with 8-10 guests on a desktop computer with SATA II drives with decent performance. Since it is for testing purposes I cannot afford a server/scsi solution.
One of the intel mainboards I looked at has 6 channel SATA II controller integrated. According to the manual every channel should handle 300 gb/second each. Can the controller handle 300 gb/sec per channel simultaneously or will one single controller be a bottleneck?
Thank you in advance!