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schoondoggy

Well I am batting .500

This seemed like a good idea, mSATA slot and one SATA port, but it is too tall:

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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1JM2CZ0249&cm_re=sedna-_-9SIA1JM2CZ0249-_-Product

 

 

This one just barely fit:

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Two mSATA SSD. I am running Windows 10 from one of the SSD.

http://sedna-shop.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=60&product_id=70

 

As both of these use x1 PCIe two SSD's would saturate the bus, but it does free up a SATA port.

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schoondoggy
How did this end up working out?
I loaded Windows 10 on one of the MSATA SSD and it works fine.

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Marlou

Hi

 

This is very encouraging to me

 

I'd be happy with an M.2 NVME SSD via PCIe 16X and populate all the drive cages with High Capacity IronWolf Drives.

 

I'm looking forward in acquiring my very on Gen10 this December.

 

HP Promised to call me today 31/10/2017

 

I hope this HPE Proliant Microserver Gen10 is available directly from HP Singapore.

 

I want 2 X 8GB DDR4 ECC memory on my machine.

 

I think there is an SSD Option for this HPE Proliant Microserver Gen10 using the optical drive bay

 

Anyone in the group has tried this?

 

If possible then I would rather use the PCIe 16X slot for a 10GBE optical network card interface and have it connected to a network switch with SFP+ and do the same for the rest of my gear

 

Marlou Jasmin Madrio +65 9770 9358

Winyao 10GBE PCIe NIC.jpg

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DigitalDaz

@MarlouYou are aware that the Gen 10 has no PCIe x 16?

 

It has to slots of 1 of x8 physical, one of x4 physical.

 

The x4 physical is x1 electrical.

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BTW, I'm looking around here as I am just trying to build a FreeNAS box with reasonable performance not bulk storage. I've ordered the parts I'm just awaiting delivery. I'll let you know hoe performance pans out in the next few days.

 

Basically though its going to be a gen 10 with 4 x 1TB Samsung 850 Pro in striped mirrors.

 

For a slog I have an Intel DC S3700 200GB

 

In the PCIe slots will be an Intel X520-DA2 and an LSI 9211-8i in IT mode.

 

I'll either use USB for the OS or I may chuck in an 80GB Intel DC S3500 I have laying around.

 

Hopefully performance should be very good, I'll be very disappointed if it isn't.

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19 hours ago, DigitalDaz said:

@MarlouYou are aware that the Gen 10 has no PCIe x 16?

 

It has to slots of 1 of x8 physical, one of x4 physical.

 

The x4 physical is x1 electrical.

 

4X should be sufficient for the SFP+ network card

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On 10/30/2017 at 10:21 PM, Marlou said:

Hi

 

This is very encouraging to me

 

I'd be happy with an M.2 NVME SSD via PCIe 16X and populate all the drive cages with High Capacity IronWolf Drives.

 

I'm looking forward in acquiring my very on Gen10 this December.

 

HP Promised to call me today 31/10/2017

 

I hope this HPE Proliant Microserver Gen10 is available directly from HP Singapore.

 

I want 2 X 8GB DDR4 ECC memory on my machine.

 

I think there is an SSD Option for this HPE Proliant Microserver Gen10 using the optical drive bay

 

Anyone in the group has tried this?

 

If possible then I would rather use the PCIe 16X slot for a 10GBE optical network card interface and have it connected to a network switch with SFP+ and do the same for the rest of my gear

 

Marlou Jasmin Madrio +65 9770 9358

Winyao 10GBE PCIe NIC.jpg

I finally got a chance to try a M.2 NVME in a PCIe card. I am able to boot and run Windows 10 Pro on it:

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The card is I/O Crest M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter SI-PEX40110 with a Samsung PM951 512GB M.2.

Here are the initial numbers:

G10 Samsung PCIe.PNG

 

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