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jmwills

Yes, I did finally see the link. I should have read your post first as I too tried to use a regular PCI NIC. Don't know that I am ready to put $130 NIC Card into a box I only paid $180 for.

 

Looks like it will be a Server 8 box. I did put a 60gig SSD drive in it and possibly a Rocket RAID 2720 card.

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ikon

LOL, the SSD and 2729 cost more than the microserver :D

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Joe_Miner

Yes, I did finally see the link. I should have read your post first as I too tried to use a regular PCI NIC. Don't know that I am ready to put $130 NIC Card into a box I only paid $180 for.

 

Looks like it will be a Server 8 box. I did put a 60gig SSD drive in it and possibly a Rocket RAID 2720 card.

 

The dual Intel NIC is overkill in our MicroServers (since when has that stopped us :) ) -- I plan to use that Dual NIC in a future build that I'm kinda have half planned and will eventually replace it with Intel EXPI9301CTBLK Network Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45 which has gotten a lot of good reviews. I'd keep an eye out -- Newegg seems to cycle thru their discounts/sales on NICs on a regular basis.

 

I've read of people on other blogs/user groups that have put 2720's in their MicroServers -- a SSD and 2720 is very interesting! That would certainly make the MicroServer Scream performance.

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LOL, the SSD and 2729 cost more than the microserver :D

 

Good point.....actually about the same.

 

The dual Intel NIC is overkill in our MicroServers (since when has that stopped us :) ) -- I plan to use that Dual NIC in a future build that I'm kinda have half planned and will eventually replace it with Intel EXPI9301CTBLK Network Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45 which has gotten a lot of good reviews. I'd keep an eye out -- Newegg seems to cycle thru their discounts/sales on NICs on a regular basis.

 

I've read of people on other blogs/user groups that have put 2720's in their MicroServers -- a SSD and 2720 is very interesting! That would certainly make the MicroServer Scream performance.

 

I could use one for a proposed pfSense/ISA server build...hmmmmmmm To use the RAID card, they just unplugged the SAS cable from the MOBO and connected it to the card, right?

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ikon

To use the RAID card, they just unplugged the SAS cable from the MOBO and connected it to the card, right?

 

That's a little confusing sounding. Do you mean, basically, unplug the SSD from the mobo and connect it to the RAID card?

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The SAS cable is connected to the backplane into which the 4 drives are connected. So, instead of connecting that cable directly into the board, connect into an add-on RAID card and have more flexibility. I think the MS can only support RAID 0 & 1 natively.

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ikon

gotchya..... I think.

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jmwills

Just think of it as an add-on card vs on-board RAID. The breakout cables connect to the four drives and have only one connector that would either connect to the main board or a RAID card.

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Yeah, I have a 3ware 9650SE 4LPML card in my WHS2011. It uses a SFF-8087 breakout cable (actually, the same one the RR 2672 uses). Mind you, I've never myself seen a mobo with an SFF8087 connector. That's the one you guys are all saying is so hard to disconnect, right?

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