[clug-talk] OT: Help me pick my hardware

Dan Graham grahadan at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 17:35:57 PDT 2012

Oh and I forgot the coolest part. It has a USB port integrated right on the
main board which is where I install the boot/root filesystem. It lets me
use all the sata ports for /home. ... :)

Cya, Dan

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM, Dan Graham <grahadan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Royce,
> I recently acquired one of these: It has dual gig Ethernet (Intel) an IPMI
> port for remote headless access, etc. For $179 it is just amazing. I put a
> Sandy Bridge quad core Xeon on it for $240 and run a number of KVM VMs on
> it and it just flies. CPU power consumption maxes out at 80 Watts, and
> idles at 20 or less. You could do far worse than this one.
> All the best, Dan
> Mainboard:
> http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182262&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-
> Xeon CPU:
> http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115083&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-
> On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Jamie Furtner <jamie at furtner.ca> wrote:
>> On 2012-03-25 8:52 AM, Royce Souther wrote:
>>> I am trying to put together a file server and trying to get as many SATA
>>> ports as I can. I found a motherboard I like but it only has 6 SATA ports.
>>> It also has PCI-Ex8 and PCI-Ex16 slots. I want to add a SATA card.
>>> Supermicro makes an 8 port SATA card that is PCI-Ex4.
>>> Can I use a PCI-Ex4 cards in a PCI-Ex8 or PCI-Ex16 slot? If so then I
>>> can have 22 SATA drives in this box.
>>>  Yes, you can use a card that uses a smaller number of PCIe channels in
>> a larger slot - the reverse is not true of course. The card won't be any
>> faster than if it were plugged into its native slot but it works correctly.
>> This means you can use a x1 card in a x1, x4, x8 or x16 slot, a x4 card
>> in a x4, x8, or x16 slot and so forth.
>> Jamie
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