? suggestions for connecting dual port NVME U.2 drives?

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grfxlab

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I keep seeing 3.8TB Intel D4502 nvme drives on ebay...cheap. $3-500. These are Dual Port NVME and need a dual port backplane, etc to work. I have looked around but have not found any machines or parts with this as an option. I would love to setup a multi disk raid with these to replace my existing 20x 1TB SSD raid. I need both capacity and speed. Any suggestions?
 

BlueFox

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I would think you should be able to hook them up normally with cables, but would be limited to two PCIe lanes instead of four. Not going to get a multi-port setup outside of expensive PCIe switches currently so far as I'm aware. Also, those cheap drives are all engineering samples. You might just be better off buying a bunch of P4500s instead.
 

grfxlab

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Thanks for the info. I did not realize they were ES. As always...if it looks too good.