Mellanox MHQH19B-XTR for half price

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  1. ehorn

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    That's a great price.

    Update: Seller accepted my offer for four at $100 each.


     
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    That is super interesting... bid $100/ card. Will see what happens.
     
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    Update: Seller just responded and I got 2@ $100 each!!!!

    Note in the ebay description the seller says PCIe x1, these are PCIe x8 cards.
     
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    Nice!!!

    Indeed... 8X... and at these transfer rates (32Gb effective) you are pushing up against PCIe 2.0 8X ceiling...

    Just bid on 6 @ that price... I have some plans for that Chenbro chassis :)

    peace,
     
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    Go lower with 6! :)
     
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    Ha! I don't want to rob the guy!
     
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    ehorn,

    How do you plan to implement SMB3.0?

    Aren't you running ZFS/Napp-IT
     
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    ehorn, updated the OP with the lowest confirmed OBO price.
     
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  11. cactus

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    WOW $100 is a great price. That is close to what you can get the 20Gbps dual port cards for.
     
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    Ended up getting two more after a visit from dba this evening. 40gbps for $100 each way and 7w typical.
     
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    You guys are all "krazy"! :D

    Need for speed, speed & more speed!
     
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    Hi awedio,

    No, I am not currently running a ZFS implementation. Though one could bond these NICS via OpenSM to achieve bandwidth scaling with systems for ZFS.

    I just tinker (hobby stuff)... from month to month the lab can look very different. I intend to tinker with SMB 3.0 within the framework of server to server (2012 <--> 2012) and server to client (2012 <--> Win 8). Mostly SAN <--> VM stuff, tinkering with many of the new features.

    Hardware wise, I am slowly acquiring gear to update/refresh the lab... picking up stuff here and there as good deals (and discretionary budget) are presented and if I see a good deal and fits into the planning, I post it up.

    Like many hobbyists, I like to try to buy stuff at a decent price that I feel will be in some demand in the future - which helps to offset the costs. Some gear (like these NICs) can roll in and out of the lab without hitting the pocket-book too badly... Other gear which is not as easy to flip, becomes a more durable purchase.

    Thanks... 6 confirmed @ that price...

    They went fast...

    peace guys,
     
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    If I can add right, that's 8 between the two of you guys...

    What y'all cooking up? :cool:

    peace,
     
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    I spoke to a Mellanox rep this morning and, for anyone who might need them, Mellanox sells LP brackets direct for $2 each. Just contact their sales dept.

    peace,
     
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    Great to know on the LP brackets.

    I think we got at least 18 of the 25.
     
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    On a side note (in Server 2012):

    Thx to Mellanox (IB) & Microsoft (multi-channel SMB3), file shares will out perform iSCSI!

    Interesting times ahead, unfortunately, there's no way of doing SMB3 in ZFS (at least not now)
     
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    Those went very fast. My wallet thanks you all.
     
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    "liquid8technology.com has turned down your offer and this listing is closed."

    sent the 2 x $100 offer last night right after you guys but since some bum snapped up 11 of these probably with the sole intent to flip, no love left :) maybe next time.

    yep that's exactly what I was interested in testing with these with.
     
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