LSI SFF-8639 pci-e to u.2 Interface Adapter

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  1. keasley

    keasley New Member

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    Found this on Ebay, but never seen one by LSI. Does anyone have any info on this adapter?

    LSI SFF-8639
     
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  2. nezach

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    If I had to guess I would say it is some kind of development/engineering board and not a mass produced production board.
     
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  3. DavidB

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    The board serial on the back confirms that this is a generic development PCB (E204460) and I have several of those here from sample runs as well. Given the 3D printed look of the cooling shroud and the debug port I'm nearly certain you will not have a good time running this.

    If all you're looking for is a U.2 adapter to PCI-E I'm running a couple of these: U.2 SFF-8639 Adapter PCIe 2.5' SSD PCI-E X4 intel PCIe3.0 PCI-E3.0 GEN3 M-KEY 8011448416546 | eBay with Intel 750 drives without any problems
     
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  4. keasley

    keasley New Member

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    Thanks to nezach & DavidB for the info.
     
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  5. cdru

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  6. DavidB

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    you need to provide SATA power to this board yes. In my case it's not worth the premium to avoid the power cable and go for the Startech board but YMMV
     
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  7. cdru

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    Interesting. It'd seem that it'd be cheaper (design-wise) to steal it from the PCIe bus and not have to have the expense of an additional connector. But perhaps in some cases the separate connector is preferred if bus power is already being taxed.
     
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  8. DavidB

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    to pass PCI-e checks you will need a power management circuit to support PCIe power, so this completely bypasses that and from what I can see all it does is pass the data channels to the PCIe slot.
     
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