Has anyone tested the N2215? Crossflashed? That one is on ESX compat list iirc (as opposed to the M1215) but I have found next to no info on it (except it's 'SSD optimized')For the German members of this forum I found this card.
110€ shipping included, it's not to bad and I think it not worth it to fiddle around with customs, to save a few bucks.
Edit: If you buy it from the seller directly you can get it for 99€+shipping in all European countries!
I didn't test it yet, but it should be compatible with ESXi 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0.Has anyone tested the N2215? Crossflashed? That one is on ESX compat list iirc (as opposed to the M1215) but I have found next to no info on it (except it's 'SSD optimized')
I don't recall seeing anything below this rangeI need external port ones, come on, deals!!!
As another poster replied, the controller / drive link is completely separate from the controller / PCIe bus link (with one exception - see below). If you consider SAS expanders, it would have to be that way - you can have lots of drives on a single SAS port and only a single drive on the others. You do need to be aware of the size of the x8 connector, though - not all x4 slots will accept an x8 card. Some manufacturers use x8 or x16 connectors even though the extra lanes are not connected, other manufacturers use an "open ended" connector where the card edge hangs over the end of the connector, and some use a closed-end connector and the x8 card won't seat. Even if your board has one of the "open ended" connectors, there may be components on the motherboard that will cause clearance problems - after all, if the motherboard had the space for the x8 connector, they probably would have used that connector.Is someone know how it works "internally" when you connect it only to a 4x PCIe 3.0 slot ?
Do it means all 8 SAS ports share the 4x lanes or by example each "connector" are linked to a dedicated chip that will use only the half of the lanes. In this configuration we can imagine that a connector can use only 2x PCIe lanes....