ISTR reading that the nforce4/5 sata controllers have 2/3 channels respectively resulting in 2 drives per channel sharing 300MBs of bandwidth. Is this correct? If so what implications does that have. I believe with pata drives if there's more than one on a channel then only one of the drives can be accessed at a time, is that the case for sata? I'm curious because I never see people suggesting that people make sure each drive is on it's own channel. Also what is the channel configuration on other recent sata controllers e.g. intel ICH8, ATI SB600 etc?