does anyone have seen this :
there is an interesting option at the bottom : « additional x16 uplink »
would that mean, that you could actually plug the card to 2 x16 gen2 pcie slot to span the gen3 6ssd over 2 gen 2 pcie x16 slot?
any how the more I deal with PCIEX16 expension with true pcie plex chip, the more I think intel and amd should just exit all pcie lane to a plex chip and let it dynamically manage pcie lanes on demand to pciex16 slot.
if a small company like anfeltec can do it on a smal pcie board i think apple could totally do a proprietary conector that exit all 40 lane of pcie gen 3 bandwith, and have an external box handle all pcie expension.
since i have my custom 10 slot pciex16gen2 expender, life is so easy :
shut down the computer, plug whatever card i want, turn the computer on and « voila » 2 or 3 gpu, 4 ssd, 10gbe, usbc, usb3, you name it it just work.
and it is just a one pciex16 gen2 link.
imagine a box with one cable, that takes all the pcie lane of the processor and put it on a expension box.
they could do a small one with like just 40 lane shared to x16x16x8 with no plex and a « pro » one with 2 connector for dual socket xeon who have 80 lane total.
I wanted to let the forum know what I found out from Amfletec about the new Squid PCIe gen 3 carrier board for up to 6 m.2 modules (SKU-086-36). This one is using a PEX8748 (48 Lane, 12 port PCIe gen 3 [8GT/s] switch). Aside from that, I found out it's expensive... I was quoted $768.45 USD not including shipping. As an owner of the Squid gen 2 (quad m.2 carrier), I can tell you that they are well built and dependable performing cards. I forgot to ask them about the "Real-Time performance and temperature monitoring via USB connection" feature. I analyzed the photos but don't see the USB port anywhere. It must be on the board somewhere. I'm also curious about what software will be used for this monitoring and how the fans speeds are controlled. They don't really explain it in detail but I'm thinking they may have developed some software for this. I highly doubt it will be as feature rich as the Highpoint NVMe Manager webGUI, but it's a step in the right direction for Amfletec.
As posted here:Any news on the evo 970 plus firmware update / issues resolved?
A lot of NVMe blades and drives don't work with Mac Pro. Stick to the ones tested on the first page. Even if a blade have the exactly same controller of one tested, firmware could be incompatible.guys. so as not to have problems - you can buy blade SSDs only from those listed on the first page or now (almost summer 2019) on any controller?
There is a "normal" blade SSDs - they are cheaper ($ 30-50-70 or more). I don’t need a speed of 3000, and 1500 with my mac pro 5.1(4.1) is enough for me, for example, there are inexpensive ssd on controllers:
Silicon Motion SM2262 (this controller is listed on the first page)
Silicon Motion SM2263 (and this, apparently, a newer version of the controller SM2262)
Silicon Motion SM2263T (and this)
Silicon Motion SM2263XT (and this)
Silicon Motion SM2262EN (and this with very high speed in tests 3200Мb/s-3000mb/s)
Marvell 88SS1093(very high speed in tests 3500Мb/s-2100mb/s)
these controllers are not listed on the first page
I apologize if I missed and these issues were discussed. I would appreciate if you tell me where to read.
english with google translate
hell. I was hoping to saveA lot of NVMe blades and drives don't work with Mac Pro. Stick to the ones tested on the first page. Even if a blade have the exactly same controller of one tested, firmware could be incompatible.
Start by doing an AppleRAID. It's free, easy to do with Terminal and the simplest way to make a RAID. Do it, test if works correctly with your use case, use it as a baseline, then you go to the other options.Question: How should I configure the RAID? SoftRAID? The card's own configuration software/controller? Something else?
All PCIe drives are external.guys. I installed the blade ssd, set the mojave on it.
- I recovered data from old hdd - can this cause problems?
1. the system boots from it, but if the option "show external disks on the desktop" is turned on in the Finder settings, then my blade SSD is displayed in yellow, as if it were an external disk). It is a trifle but annoying. so it should be?
2. About this Mac OS, it is also referred to as an external disk.
3. screenshots of the version 188.8.131.52.0.0
4. Wi-Fi stopped working I can not find a topic on this on the forum
or the fact that the blade ssd is displayed as external is not a problem?
for information (in the piggy bank data of the first page). blade HP SSD EX900 (Silicon Motion SM2262 Silicon Motion SM2262) works as a boot (Mojave).