Router Build Question

Elliott35

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Hi All, thanks in advance for any help.

I am trying to setup a 10gbe PFSense server on some Supermicro hardware that I bought on eBay. I am trying to figure out if I have enough PCIe lanes for both the 10gbe NIC and a Samsung 970 evo in one of these enclosures. Any thoughts?

Separately, does anyone have a good way that I would retain functionality of the front bays? I assume that when I install the 10gbe NIC, there is no way to keep the front slots active?

This server doesn't seem to have any documentation from super micro which makes researching this difficult.
 

K D

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The listing linked seems to be just for chassis alone. No motherboard.
 

BlueFox

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Separately, does anyone have a good way that I would retain functionality of the front bays? I assume that when I install the 10gbe NIC, there is no way to keep the front slots active?
The 3.5" bays don't need to go to the SAS HBA. Replace the cable and wire them to the motherboard's SATA ports.