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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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Best value ~250GB m.2 nvme ssd?

    I'm building a new gaming pc, and as it has support for m.2 pcie nvme boot drives, I'd like to use that :) What is the best deal these days for a ~250GB nvme drive? (new or used/refurbished) -Jannis
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    Motherboard will only boot after a CMOS reset?

    I've visited this site a bit recently, but I haven't made an account and posted until now. In the last few weeks, I have gotten the parts for and breadboarded a custom Workstation PC. The PCPartPicker list is at Extreme Workstation Build - evanzolman's Saved Part List - Xeon E5-269... -...
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    SOLD: 5 x Samsung 950 Pro 256GB m.2 New

    All except one retail package is unopened, thus never took it out from the plastic box. Asking for $190 each or $930 for all Shipment from Finland to US is ~$25 (18 euros - see posti.fi) $0. Edit: Added a picture as one requested elsewhere : Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet