If one looks closely at the white label on said drive, one will spot a certain specific R/N: US7SAL080. If one does a quick search for it, one ends up finding a document titled as follows:
2 pages later, one finds a nice list of products covered, as well as the certifications achieved, followed...
Looks like it, based on the authors of the most recent LightNVM paper/presentation working at CNEX, who are MS' major partner for Denali. Maan.. I remember musing about the possibility of this back in 2013-2014 when the Intel S3700 was shiny and new and people told me it would never happen XD...
This isn't the thread or forum thread for that (the trading forum is what you want).
This thread is here mostly as a big central doc we can refer to when searching for/identifying cards: Look on the first page for model/part numbers, then do 3000 ebay searches looking for the cheapest one with...
It's most likely coarse M3 thread (the more common M3 thread, and the one pretty much all generic and unspecified M3 screws are made with). 5-6mm long pan-head screws should do the job..
EDIT: if in doubt, just buy 100 of each and find out! if it doesn't fit, find the next size smaller/larger...
Headsup: Broadcom (formerly Avago) have a couple of new SAS bits out:
HBA/cacheless RAID: SAS2116 (nothing on the official site, but it's listed on Supermicro's), SAS3216, SAS3224
RAID controllers (with cache support): SAS3316, SAS3324
SAS 9302-16e, Dual SAS3008, FHHL...
The chassis design suggests only all the 10TB variants are Helium-filled (not much point sealing an air-filled drive). Due to the reduction in drag on the platters and heads, the main motor power goes down since you need less torque to spin it up.
Just throwing in my $0.02: I have an MSA60 plugged into my LSI 9206-16e (SAS2308). Everything works, including SES and dynamic fan control. I'm using a Molex 3m SFF-8644 to SFF-8088 cable (3m was cheapest when I was buying....).
I wouldn't be here if it were that easy. There are lots of low-profile brackets available, but none for the 9207-16e, since those are pretty rare. The only other HBA with the same quad SFF-8644 external ports is the even rarer 9202-16e.
Oooh, very nice. I'll give it a go.
You'll be quite good actually. Some small losses from control data between driver and NIC, but that's about it.
Meanwhile, here I am.. with an X520-2 in a miserly PCIe 2.0 1x port (got 2 GPUs, soundcard and wifi card preventing me from either putting it in the wide CPU slot and setting the 1x...
As stated in title, I'm looking for a low-profile bracket (and just the bracket, since I already have the card) for an LSI9206-16e (LSI9202-16e brackets should also work).
Shipping to Aus should be cheap, since it's just the bracket.