I am investigating a project where I will need to install a small m/b into a "non-standard" enclosure and I will need 5 SATA ports (or 4 SATA and 1 M.2). Doing my homework around various choices of boards, looking at the space available I will either need a thin ITX m/b or potentially I can use something like an Intel NUC m/b if I can get 4 SATA ports working with it. In loads of searching I have not come across anyone who has successfully got a port multiplier working with either an NUC or a consumer thin ITX m/b. Has anyone here ever tried this with an NUC or thin ITX m/b with any success? My preference for this project would be an NUC m/b with a port multipler (like this?) which would make the project much simpler in terms of installation. Any thoughts?