Connectx-3 EN CX314A-BCBT 40/56 GbE for USD19

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  1. marv

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  2. mmk

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    Argh. That's always the case when you've just bought the ones with not-quite-the-brackets-you-wanted :D
     
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  3. segfault

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    Exactly @mmk. I stripped all the brackets [emoji17]


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  4. acmcool

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    Where to buy brackets for these?
     
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  5. segfault

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    If anyone wants low profile brackets I’ve got em


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  6. mmk

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    Some people were 3d-printing brackets for certain Mellanox models but at least I can't find any for the QSFP-based boards; only the SFP/CX4-based stuff. Anyone know better?
     
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  7. segfault

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    My second order just arrived and these included both the low profile and full height brackets. I haven’t tested them yet


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  8. mmk

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    Cool. Sounds like worth waiting until the shipment arrives before buying any brackets then!
     
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  9. acmcool

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    i bought two pro without bracket and 2 non pro with bracket...lets see what i get...
     
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  10. _alex

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    ordered four pictured with the fp brackets, still have some lp brackets on stock but would be even better if both were included. Bad thing is that they will go to shipito and i wont get the stuff there soon...
     
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  11. mmk

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    I feel your pain. Mine are coming with Ebay global shipments -- they are as slow as the basically free postage from China but minimum ten times more expensive. I don't quite understand how they get away with this.
     
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  12. segfault

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    The latest set came in the original box with both brackets


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  13. _alex

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    eBay global shipping is imho close to fraud when in comes to customs ...
    never got paperwork that confirmed they paid Import vat at all, but need this stuff for the books :(
    consolidating at a forwarder is much better regarding this, but takes some time gathering enough stuff to save with shipping.

    @segfault thats good news ! how about the damage, is there anything visible ?
     
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  14. segfault

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    Nothing visible so far. I’m going to toss them into a box later today to test ports


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  15. loggedinasroot

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    Oh god... I had quickly bought them and figured the shipping time/costs were because of the seller.

    Paid around €35 and have to wait 2 more weeks. :(
     
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  16. mmk

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    It's a horrible ripoff. It takes 2-3 weeks and costs almost as much as sending them over with Fedex (which takes 3-4 days depending on how you deal with the customs). And also they charge much more for customs than you would pay otherwise. What an excellent deal.

    Edit: eBay does. Not this particular seller.
     
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  17. segfault

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    I put three of them in one of my boxes. I'm seeing different info from these. Two say something like:
    Device Type: ConnectX3Pro
    Part Number: MCX314A-BCC_PROMISCUS_VLAN_Ax
    Description: ConnectX-3 Pro EN network interface card; 40GigE; dual-port QSFP; PCIe3.0 x8 8GT/s; RoHS R6
    PSID: MT_1090111023

    One says:
    Device Type: ConnectX3Pro
    Part Number: MCX314A-BCC_Ax
    Description: ConnectX-3 Pro EN network interface card; 40GigE; dual-port QSFP; PCIe3.0 x8 8GT/s; RoHS R6

    After flashing them to the latest firmware all are showing:
    Device Type: ConnectX3Pro
    Part Number: MCX314A-BCC_Ax
    Description: ConnectX-3 Pro EN network interface card; 40GigE; dual-port QSFP; PCIe3.0 x8 8GT/s; RoHS R6

    So far all ports have shown a link light when tested w/ a qsfp to sfp+ adapter and have passed traffic. I ran iperf3 and hit the normal max on my network when testing each port. I have two more to flash and test, so we'll see if I find a dud but so far it's looking good.
     
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  18. DaSaint

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    Glad they panned out for ya and hell I thought they were just bracket material hellova good deal if the ports work

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  19. segfault

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    Ahmen @DaSaint. I figured it was worth a shot. The other two panned out as well. We'll see how they do over a longer time period.
     
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  20. _alex

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    Had a quick look about the other listings of this seller. Guess they declare nearly everything 'for parts' just to avoid returns.
     
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