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    [SOLD] HighPoint PCIe 4.0 SSD-7540 8xNVMe Controller -

    ***Item Sold*** HighPoint SSD7540 NVMe Controller 7500 Series PCIe Gen4 M.2 RAID Controller. Bought from Newegg Business, and I waited to long to see if it would fit in my server, it does not fit. Could not return it, so selling it. I mounted two NVMe drives but never formatted drives or used...
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    PCIe 5.0: any adapters to PCIe 4.0 2x16 or to 8 NVMe Gen 4 SSD?

    I got a 12600K used from a friend, and am deciding to build a NAS out of it with TrueNAS SCALE. The one thing that's exciting me is that this system would have a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, which is a ton of bandwidth for things like M.2 NVMe drives - but I haven't found any sort of adapters or HBA's...
  3. bryan_v

    HighPoint SSD7540 PCIe 4.0 x16 8-Port M.2 NVMe Card - Thoughts?

    Trying to purchase a single HoneyBadger from Liqid is like pulling teeth, and now Highpoint has released an 8-port PCIe4 M.2 Card through normal channels. Has anyone tried out this card, and/or compared it to the HoneyBadger LQD4500? The Liqid devs said they modified the Switch firmware code...
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    Pin config issues on U.2 ports to NVMe M.2 IcyDock cage

    I've recently purchased a Gigabyte MZ72-HBO mobo and there are two U.2 NVMe (#38 & #39 on the board diagram in the user manual) ports attached to the CPU0. Rather naively, I assumed this meant that I could connect a SlimSAS to MiniSAS cable and run the Icy Dock MB720M2K-B 4x M.2 NVMe cage out...
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    Boot Esxi 7.0 on supermicro x10 NVME m.2

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knows how to boot up Esxi 7.0 on a m.2 or even if it is possible? Because I want to use M.2's instead of regular SSD drives. My Supermicro motherboard does not support any M.2 onboard, that is why I bought a PCIE 4 to M.2 adapter to support my M.2.
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    Future-proofing m.2 SATA

    I had been running a HP Thin Client T630 for 6 months as a server for 6 months and as I was browsing for a faster SSD for it during Amazon's Prime Day, it's stock ssd died. The same afternoon! Long story short - it's in a remote location to me so I learned my lesson of always running in a VM...
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    Need advice for: USB C M.2 SATA enclosure

    Hello all, I hope I am asking in the correct forum. I have a couple of M.2 SATA B+M key drives and looking to get a usb enclosure for them. I have been doing some research on this already, and there seems to be 3 main companies that supply chips for these enclosures: Jmicron, Asmedia, and...
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    What NVMe works on Supermicro X10SDV boards?

    Hey guys, first timer here but have been lurking for a while. I'm hoping someone here might be able to shed some light on NVMe drive compatibilty with the m.2 slot. My board (X10SDV-4C-TLN2F) fails to detect both my 970 EVO and a Transcend 220S drive. In BIOS I put the m.2 oprom in EFI mode...
  9. svtkobra7

    Thoughts on ESXi 7.0 Boot Drive (Samsung 970 EVO Plus or WD SN750), please? (for my specific use case)

    I'd love some thoughts on what is the better ESXi 7.0 boot drive, the Samsung 970 EVO Plus or WD SN750, both @ 500 GB. Specs seem quite similar and just prefer to toss the matter out to the pros (which I am NOT). Please let me know - after review of my constraints - if I'm completely barking up...
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    HP microserver g10 m.2 boot to freenas

    Hi folks, After an unpleasant experience of a simultaneous corruption of both usb boot drives i would like to put into my hp microserver g10 an pcie card with m.2 slot and use a ssd to boot the machine. No more sata slots left, all 5 gone. So i am wondering if somoene uses nvme or sata to boot...
  11. A

    Looking for advice on 4TB NVME SSDs for workstation use.

    Hello all, I was wondering if I could get some suggestions/recommendations on some 4tb NVME SSDs. I'm a graphic designer by trade and plan on using my computer for profession/business use. I often deal with very large file sizes and intensive workloads, so I need something that is realible and...
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    SOLD : U.2(SFF-8639) to M.2 NVME enclosures(4) with adapter

    SOLD Free shipping in the 48 Qty 4 SFF 8639 U.2 Case enclosure for M.2 NVME drives. part number SY-ADA40112 brand new - never used part here -> 2.5" U.2 (SFF-8639) to M.2 NVMe - SY-ADA40112 amazon link for same product ->...
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    Quad Port U.2 card?

    Hi, I'm sure I'm not the only who is looking for such a solution: I'm looking to purchase 4 U.2 drives and hook them into a Threadripper based motherboard (I didn't buy any motherboard yet, still planning). Surprisingly, the only card I found is the Supermicro AOC-SLG3-4E4R (and the 4E4T...
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    NVMe storage server on a budget

    I'm looking to build/buy a high-performance NVMe storage server for virtualization purposes. I need a server with at least 8 hot-swappable nvme (or with storage, adaptable to nvme drives, u.2 maybe?) that does not break the bank(prefferably, under $10K without the drives) Plain nvme...
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    NVMe M.2 SSDs in U.2 enclosure

    Will NVMe M.2 form factor SSDs placed in an U.2 2.5" enclosure perform similar to their U.2 counter parts? And can they be used with the Supermicro's NVMe server lineup? Any enclosure recommendations?
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    What's the best high endurance enterprise M.2 on the market right now?

    Looking at the SM 2014TP-HTR, which has ample M.2 slots. What's the best enterprise high endurance M.2 drive right now?
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    U.2 to quad M.2 carrier (2.5 inch form factor)?

    While oogling assorted NVMe gear, I ran across a bit of an oddball device. U.2 2.5" form factor device that hosts a PCIe switch and 4 M.2 22110 drives. An interesting potential alternative to an Amfeltec Squid. Viking Enterprise Solutions U20040 U.2 NVMe SSD M.2 Carrier High Performance Solid...
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    Storage expansion on Supermicro SuperServer Dual X8DTT-HF+ 2U Chassis

    I recently bought a Supermicro SuperServer Dual X8DTT-HF+ 2U Chassis for homelab purposes (virtualization, NAS, domotica, media server etc). Per node the case has six 3.5inch trays I would like to use for NAS drives. The X8DTT-HF+ comes with a PCIE x8 ricer card, I'd like to use for the boot...
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    ADATA 120GB m.2 2242 SSD (SATA)

    I picked this up today: ADATA 120GB M.2 2242 SSD Solid State Drive AXNS340E-120GM-B HP P/N 832447-001 | eBay Looks like a hot deal (22 sold in 24 hours from what I see) and at $40 for 120GB, I can understand why. Fine print: I have no relationship with the seller, and I am sharing this link...
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    Slightly oddball server build advice

    Hi folks! At work we have an older Nexenta ZFS rig serving mostly iSCSI to ESXi blades that my boss is getting worried about because we have no "support" and the drives are getting old, and the people who built it made a zpool ashift choice error (default ashift=9 rather than forcing 12) so we...