I'm new to DIY NAS-building and got a question regarding motherboard RAID. I've previously considered FreeNAS, but found in a bit complicated. Especially the part where I need to buy a HBA-controller and flashing it to IT mode for it to work properly.
I'm considering using my ASUS B360-I Gaming motherboard in a DIY NAS. This motherboard has 4 sata-controllers. Since I'm going for a 4-disk NAS, this is perfect for me. My question is if OMV like FreeNAS requires or seriously recommends using a HBA instead of the SATA-ports on the motherboard? Can I use the SATA-ports on my motherboard and still make use of OMV's software RAID without any problems?
Thanks for any help in advance!