Well, be careful what you wish for.A cliffhanger! Could it have something to do with the mystery thermal pads that didn’t connect with anything on the 4660 (pictured back in post #35)?
I actually had an IEC 4650 sitting in my eBay watch list (along with a ton of other stuff stuff I don’t really need). So, now I’m curious too!
So, a quick update of what I am using this current machine for...
Well, you can see that ESXi 7.0 U2 works just fine with its hardware. The issue here is that I am on the 32GB SATA M2 SSD at the moment.
So, what's in the chassis?
Eh, let's see. The usual 2 screws and 3 plastic latches...and then...
So, eh, 2 DDR3L SODIMM slots, an M.2 SATA/NVMe slot (key M) and a single PCIe slot for a Wifi/BT adapter..
Looks like an Azurewave AW-CE123H Wifi5+BT card, and since its 2x2 it can do about 867Mbps in bandwidth using a Broadcom chipset.
So what's the big hidden feature on the bottom?
Well, it's not quite handled by the heatsinks (which still goes to nowhere, and my guess is that it’s there to cool off the ICH9M southbridge on the old CULV based IEC6410/6432s, which is not useful nowadays)...it's a microSATA (mSATA port).
I pop a 128GB mSATA SSD and it's not detected after hours of fiddling with the BIOS options, so I am not sure if it's connected to the board or not. It might be mSATA DOMs only …which might have some interesting implications here as well.