Datto Xeon D 1541 board -- $501.15 shipped + 6/8% ebay bucks for some

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  1. ElBerryKM13

    ElBerryKM13 Member

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    my supermicro d1541 motherboard couldn't recognize any nvme drive so I'm not sure datto's will either. GL tho.
     
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  2. Evan

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    I was about to say my SM d-1540 boards did but then I checked, actually it’s SATA I had onboard and forgot what type it was. I assume I never tried an NVMe drive since I would have remembered if it don’t work.
    Are you just refering to functioning, I can’t see why they wouldn’t work really.
     
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  4. Marsh

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    Supermicro X10SDV-4C-TLN2F

    Windows 2016 CrystalDiskInfo 7.0.5

    + Standard NVM Express Controller [SCSI]
    - SAMSUNG MZFLV512HCJH-000MV
     
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  5. nev_neo

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    Both of my Supermicro Xeon D boards have M.2 slots that work fine with PCIe x4 samsung nvme drives.
    I have both in "Production" right now working pretty well. I'm not sure if why your D1541 board didn't recognize the nvme drives.
     
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  6. Aestr

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    Tested and working with one of the boards I got from the seller. It's an ASRock branded one, but should be the same.

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  7. nev_neo

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    Holy hell !! thanks for confirming Kyle !!
    Now to find some cache drives for S2D
     
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  8. Marsh

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    @Aestr , Are the Seq Read and Seq write numbers on the low side?
     
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  9. Marsh

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    Samsung PM951

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  10. Aestr

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    It's only got 1 pcie lane per M.2 slot so it's very much limited on the top end. I'd still consider using them because they get much better throughput, latency and IOPs than say a SATA DOM.
     
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  11. eroji

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    If anyone happen to have an extra 1/2 of this I'd be interested to take it off your hands for the cost!
     
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  12. Aestr

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    @eroji you're a week too late. I just sold off 2 for cost plus shipping. I'm still holding onto a third, but in the next month or so I may pass it along as well. If that's the way I decide to go I'll check in with you.
     
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  13. eroji

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    @Aestr sounds good! Thanks!
     
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    Happy times. Testet with a Samsung PM961 NVMe on this Datto board(with latest bios). I confirm that this does indeed show up and works under ESXi :) Have ordered a couple of SM963 to be used with this setup.

    However I also put in a SATA disk in the other m.2 slot, this did show up in the bios, but not in ESXi 6.7. But I think this is associated with missing driver for the onboard Marvel 9172 m.2 SATA controller in VMware ESXi
     
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  15. Diverge

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    I also recently built a supermicro 1541 system w/ samsung evo 970 nvme, along with lasted ESXi, and didn't have any issues with the drive.

    edit: you just have to make sure your bios options are set correctly.
     
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  16. ideabox

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    I have a motherboard if anyone is interested. Also have 32gb (4x8GB) ram for it also
     
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  17. netforceatg

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    What kind of read\write performance do you guys get with the x1 PCI slot? I only get around 300mbyte\s with a Samsung SM963, running the device in passthrough(through ESXI) to nappit\omnios. Was expecting at least double of this...
     
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  18. PnoT

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    Has anyone crammed one of these in the 1U SM 504 or 505?
     
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  19. techtoys

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    Just ordered one. Offer of $375 was immediately accepted.
    Added link
     
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  20. jang430

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    Just curious how you guys access this device when used as esx host? Anyone use this with gpu passthrough for light gaming?
     
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