Agreed I have a DIY M910x with an M600c cover and a 4bay sata enclosure. the Marvell sata controller works just not in Windows Server it seems so I figured I would use a pci-e cardI wanted to believe the right answer was a TB4 card and an external enclosure, but I absolutely cannot find the requisite TB card.
Fwiw I could never get tb4 really working with ubuntu despite having the right card and riser. At best it was identified for a bit but even then egpu would never be detected. Gave up eventually.I wanted to believe the right answer was a TB4 card and an external enclosure, but I absolutely cannot find the requisite TB card.
Not quite true. There's an A+E card with a 2.5G Intel chip, but I haven't found it available on consumer retail only via B2B sellers as mentioned here.Hi the number of lines should not be a problem. A pure 2.5G A+E card works perfectly. Unfortunately, these are only available from Realtek.
Either it is the intermediate adapter or something else.
# lspci Ethernet controller: Aquantia Corp. AQC100 10G Ethernet MAC controller [AQtion] (rev 02)
Have you tried a thermal pad between the NIC's heatsink and the top cover? I forget in which Unifi switch models I saw it, but it came like that from Ubiquiti and it helped cool the heatsink passively by transferring heat to the cover of the switch. Main issue I see, is that if you assemble/disassemble the cover many times, you may damage and need to replace the pad... but I am not sure this is actually the case. I will likely give it a try as my Mellanox CX322A is a bit toasty in there.I was worried temperatures will be a problem in the summer, so I modified the M920Q today with an additional 40x40x10mm Noctua fan.