Thank you very much !@Nicolas,
Technically the Windmill v2 is a specification, not a specific machine. Quanta and Wiwynn each manufactured machines that conformed to the Windmill v2 spec, the Quanta Rackgo X F03C and Wiwynn SV7210.
Facebook server Intel Xeon motherboard v2 (aka Windmill): http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=935ae31805d3e7a120bf5b0d08db819c&download
Quanta Rackgo X F03C (aka Penguin Computing Relion OCP2830) manual: https://www.penguincomputing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/rOCP2830_manual.pdf
Wiwynn SV7220-2 manual: http://www.wiwynn.com/usr_files/20140917134817_SV7220-2_User_Guide_V1.3.pdf
Note: The above Wiwynn link is actually for the SV7220, not the SV7210. I am unsure what the differences between the two models are.
I have an HBA connected to a JBOD unit with SATA disks if that's what you're asking. No NVME though.Hi guys -
Does anyone have an M.2 NVME (or SATA) drive working with a PCI-E adapter card in an Quanta Open Compute Windmill-type server?
I would think it would be a great way to expand and add fast storage using one of the PCI-E slots. I realize that booting from the NVME drive will probably not be possible but you can use the existing SATA for that.
I did not test it myselft, but according to videos and the thread PCIE slot not only functional, but also supports bifurcation (originally has riser with 3 pci-e 16x physical), so you can use 4x NVME cards at full speed. Asus, Asrock, Dell and HP make these. Cost less than 100 bucks, with Samsung drives you can get up to 10 GigaBytes/s reads(in raid 0). Boot can be done from USB stick.To clarify:
I SO want this to work, but I am not sure it will. That's why I am looking for someone who might already have tried this.