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Nice speeds thumb.gif

Thank you...The only downside with the SM951 Raid array, and it is a big one, is it does not support TRIM in this configuration. I am going to do more research and see if I can find a software solution. Their is not a lot of information pertaining to this online. At least not for my X99 chipset. To be upfront, This was a a theory of mine, and I was not entirely sure that I was going to get this to work. Settings up 2 NVMe SSD's in separate PCIe slots into a RAID array for a X99 chipset motherboard. It is unsupported in the BIOS and RST. Plenty of articles with the Z170 chipset making it work but not much with the X99 chipset.
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Although that array definitely has some sick speed... with the 960 having ~70% equivalent numbers and none of the drawbacks makes it quite compelling. I considered the same for my X99 and wrote it off almost immediately.

However, I'm sure there will be x16 raid cards out before long which will allow 2-3 NVMe SSD's to appear as a hardware raid device with no more difficulty in support than an FC or SAS add-in solution currently available.

Plus unless you're planning on serving up 5-10 4K video streams simultaneously... I'm sure they will all have more than enough throughput for your needs. biggrin.gif
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Although that array definitely has some sick speed... with the 960 having ~70% equivalent numbers and none of the drawbacks makes it quite compelling. I considered the same for my X99 and wrote it off almost immediately.

However, I'm sure there will be x16 raid cards out before long which will allow 2-3 NVMe SSD's to appear as a hardware raid device with no more difficulty in support than an FC or SAS add-in solution currently available.

Plus unless you're planning on serving up 5-10 4K video streams simultaneously... I'm sure they will all have more than enough throughput for your needs. biggrin.gif

I've been doing a bit of research about this. And Yes. Their looks to be some NVMe RAID adapter cards in the works.

Highpoint RocketRaid RR3830x

Support up to 3x PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs
NVMe RAID 0, 1 and 5
PCIe 3.0 x16 connectivity bandwidth
Software package support Window platform

I discovered this thread pertaining to the issue on forums.storagereview.com
http://forums.storagereview.com/index.php?/topic/39064-rocketraid-3830a-pcie-30-x16-lane-controller-does-anybody-have-mor/

In the meantime I saw this and picked one up. If It works great but if not then no issues since it only cost $55.
https://www.supermicro.com/products/accessories/addon/AOC-SLG3-2M2.cfm

And who has them

https://www.supermicro.com/products/accessories/addon/AOC-SLG3-2M2.cfm
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Yeah I saw that... looks fantastic but I also saw on ServeTheHome that it is BIOS locked to only their workstations rolleyes.gif ***?!? I guess they just want to miss out on all that extra money they could make with a simple microcode change. However, I guess that's their way of making sure that support doesn't have to field calls from people without the correct PLX chip to handle the splitting of the lanes maybe?
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Yeah I saw that... looks fantastic but I also saw on ServeTheHome that it is BIOS locked to only their workstations rolleyes.gif ***?!? I guess they just want to miss out on all that extra money they could make with a simple microcode change. However, I guess that's their way of making sure that support doesn't have to field calls from people without the correct PLX chip to handle the splitting of the lanes maybe?

queue Highpoint

Hold on.....This looks interesting...

http://amfeltec.com/products/pci-express-gen-3-carrier-board-for-4-m-2-ssd-modules/
Edited by jsutter71 - 3/11/17 at 10:14pm
post #267 of 280
Yes, that does look interesting... sure wish there were some stats/testing with that spartan documentation.

All in all I think you've probably already found the best one (at least for a 2-drive setup) as I trust Supermicro way more than either Highpoint or Amfeltec. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Supermicro was currently fabbing 4-drive cards which are simply not ready for sale yet. They're much less likely to have an announcement (or leak) of anything before it's ready for primetime.

I'm just glad that storage is finally getting some love as that's been the weak link in both desktop and server systems for quite some time now!
post #268 of 280
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It's been a while since my last status update. Since then I have made some hardware upgrades. I also did a complete coolant replacement and flushed my radiators. I am using 100% distilled water. My system has been performing very well and I couldn't be more happier. My hardware upgrades included a 1TB Samsung 960 pro for my system drive and I also upgraded my memory to 64 GB G.SKILL TridentZ Series DDR4 3200 CL14.

Pics and videos.




Edited by jsutter71 - 4/24/17 at 3:59pm
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Hey I really like your build, its very clean and from the sound of the video its fairly quiet, nice work thumb.gif

Is that x99 WS M/B, how do you like it? I just upgraded to ASUS X99-E-10G WS and Intel Core i7-6950X. from Rampage IV Black and 4960X I also got some Corsair Dominator Platinum 128GB DDR4 2400MHz,

Btw. Do you use anything in your Distilled, Ive bben using Distilled for over 2 years with Mayhems Biocide, super product, if you ever wonder what works well.

smile.gif just so your signature I should have loop first....biggrin.gif
Edited by NewUser16 - 4/24/17 at 6:40pm
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Hey I really like your build, its very clean and from the sound of the video its fairly quiet, nice work thumb.gif

Is that x99 WS M/B, how do you like it? I just upgraded to ASUS X99-E-10G WS and Intel Core i7-6950X. from Rampage IV Black and 4960X I also got some Corsair Dominator Platinum 128GB DDR4 2400MHz,

Btw. Do you use anything in your Distilled, Ive bben using Distilled for over 2 years with Mayhems Biocide, super product, if you ever wonder what works well.

smile.gif just so your signature I should have loop first....biggrin.gif

I tried Mayhems as my first coolant but it looked milky so I chose to use distilled water instead. After flushing all the Mayhems coolant my system performance improved and all the micro bubbles went away. The only bubbles you see are in the reservoir. The other improvement was coolant flow increased a full liter per minute.
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