Cheap 1U PCIe M.2 Riser - why don't they exist?

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  1. StevenDTX

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    I have used Samsung 960 and 970 Pros.
     
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    Anyone know larryexchange’s email address?
     
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    I've used a number of these 1U M.2 adapters and really like them.

    Now what I'd like to find is a 1U adapter with and 2x M.2 slots, one on each side of the board, set up to plug into an x4+x4 bifurcated PCIe x8 slot. I want this to use with the FlexATX X11SDV Xeon D boards in a 1U chassis with up to 5 M.2 NVMe drives (two in each PCIe slot and one on the motherboard).

    Not that important - but if anybody has seen such a thing would appreciate a pointer.
     
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    I just received my M.2 riserlets, and I've made some pictures here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Xuiqj3m3tFXij1VS9 (public; no Google account required).

    So, yes, that fits, but 80mm only. The SSD I put in is not the one that I will eventually be using; this rather slow client SSD was just to test that things work as advertised. And indeed: I get the 1.7 Gbyte/s read speed and 680 Mbyte/s write speed according to the specs for this SSD.

    A possible issue that I see (though that's due to my mainboard, not due to the riser), is that I will get hard to mount the heat sink and to have it not push against the CPU heat sink.
     
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    Any update on the Holochips FlashArray P16NM-01 availability?
     
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    Hi Larry,

    I recently bought some of those cards from Taobao thanks to your pointers. However, the cards I got did not come with the screws to secure the NVMe drive as shown in your screenshot. Did you source the screws by yourself or they came with your card?

    Update: I talked to the seller. They forgot to include the screws. I ended up buying some M3 bolts (8mm length) and nuts (2 per bolt) off Amazon per seller's suggestions. They worked pretty well.
     
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  9. Netwerkz101

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    I happen to come across a similar item that mounts the
    SSD on the opposite side from the unit you purchased:
    Silverstone ECM25

    They seem to be more expensive (probably the brand name),
    but if you have the need, it may work better for you.
     
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  10. Davewolfs

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    Is it still possible to get these? Lots of variants out now but none that support 22110.
     
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    Interesting... I was considering 3D brinting an extension bracket for the ECM25 if I end up needing a 22110 SSD at any point.
     
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  13. Geran

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    I have a couple of the original models if you're interested.
     
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