Dual NVMe PCIe Card?

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  1. IamSpartacus

    IamSpartacus Well-Known Member

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    Having trouble finding a dual NVMe PCIe card that could support connecting two 2.5" NVMe (Optanes) drives to a single bifurcated PCIe slot.

    I'm sure someone is a better Googler than me...
     
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    If you are using the bifurcated x16 slot, you might consider the ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card (quad)

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    I don't think the 2E4T has a PLX chip, that one should rely on bifurcation

    "This HBA card is built on the latest PCIe NVMe retimer technology"
     
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    I'm using the ASUS Hyper x16 card on the Intel s2600cw boards. I did not notice any problems (yet)
    This solution is relatively cheap - the card costs about 40EUR
     
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    Thanks guys! Which would be the cheapest option taking into account buying cables to pair with two optanes? I have t purchased the optanes get so I can go either way on the connections.
     
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    well some optanes come with m2.->u2 cable so no extra cable on these. SM also has dual m.2 aocs iirc.

    Me personally prefer the Occulink connector as thats present also on some boards, backplanes in addition to the hbas; also they are cheaper than the 8643 ones
     
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