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    Intel NVMe/SAS3 2U Disk Enclosure w/ Oculink interface + SuperMicro AOC-SLG3-4E2P

    In my previous post, I installed ICY DOCK NVMe Mobile Rack (MB994SP-4SB-1) in my DELL T7810 workstation. That workstation can support 4 NVMe U.2 drives now. I have another workstation, HP Z840, which has two 5.25" drive bays. I thought about installing two MB994SP-4SB-1 mobile racks but I find...
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    4 Bay 2.5" NVMe U.2 SSD Mobile Rack For External 5.25" Bay - ICY Dock ToughArmor MB699VP-B

    I have been using different types of ICY DOCK mobile racks for long time. Among them, ToughArmor series is my favorite. Here is MB994SP-4SB-1 in my DELL T7810 workstation. When NVMe drive and U.2 interface are getting more and more popular, I was curious why there was not NVMe mobile rack for...
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    Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro MCX354A-FCCT FDR10 40/56GbE 2 PORT QSFP ADAPTER $118 obo

    I missed the previous $80 CX-4 deal, but I found this MCX354A-FCCT CX354A MELLANOX CONNECT-3 4099 FDR10 40/56GbE 2 PORT QSFP ADAPTER | eBay Different from MCX354A-FBCT, the above one is MCX354A-FCCT (ConnectX-3 Pro)
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    Upgrade Flash Storage on Arista 7050QX-32

    According to official spec, Arista 7050QX-32 has 4GB RAM and up to 4GB flash storage. In the market most of the switches have 2GB flash storage. Unfortunately the one I got has only 1GB flash storage. When I called Arista support, they told me I could not upgrade the storage module by myself and...
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    Roll back SONiC to EOS on Arista 7050QX-32

    After reading @AT S37=0 's following article and thread, I decide to convert my Arista 7050QX-32 to SONiC. Get started with 40GbE SDN with Microsoft Azure SONiC for under $1K Azure Sonic on the Arista 7050QX-32 Then the first question I ask myself is can I roll back to EOS just in case. The...
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    Customized PCI Express Gen 3 Carrier Board for 4 M.2 SSD modules

    bout one year ago, I bought an Amfeltec PCI Express Gen 3 Carrier Board for 4 M.2 SSD modules for my SYS-E300-8D. But later on I found my X10SDV MB can support PCIe Bifurcation. So I decide to replace Amfeltec with a carrier board w/o PLX. But the problem is at that time I could not find any...
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    HighPoint SSD7120 NVMe RAID Controller

    In order to insert 4 intel Optane 900P into my DELL Precision T7600 workstation, I ordered a HighPoint SSD7120 RAID Controller ( ). This NVMe RAID adapter has built-in PLX chip. So as long as you have a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, you...
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    Amfeltec PCI Express Gen 3 Carrier Board for 4 M.2 SSD modules

    After reading "Supermicro X10SDV-12C-TLN4F+ Review – 12C Xeon D with SFP+ 10GbE", I found it's perfect match the hardware requirement of Azure Stack PoC. The only issue is how can I put 4 drives into the small chassis like Supermicro CSE-E300. Then Amfeltec PCI Express Gen 3 Carrier Board for 4...
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    mini Azure Stack

    Build’s Name: Mini Azure Stack Operating System/ Storage Platform: Windows Server 2016 CPU: Xeon D-1587 Motherboard: Supermicro X10SDV-7TP8F Chassis: Supermicro CSE-E300 Drives: SAMSUNG SM841 512GB, SAMSUNG PM953 960GB, 3x Plextor M5M 512GB RAM: 4x 32GB Hynix PC4-2133P 2Rx4 Add-in Cards...