PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express)

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NVMe driver for Illumos: can it be considered usable?

Can the NVM Express (NVMe) driver driver-storage-nvme for Illumos be considered usable? It would be nice to use e.g. an Intel DC P3700 PCIe drive for L2ARC as the SAS2 and 3 SSD drives are awfully ...
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HP DL585 G6 and PCIE SSD

We recently acquired a HP DL 585 G6, fully populated with SAS drives etc, we want to use a PCIe SSD and have brought an Asus RIADR Pcie SSD however the bios fails to recognize this, can anyone suggest ...
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Floppy power to PCI-E card in DL380 G5

I have an HP DL380 G5 server and a PCI-E card that I need to use in the server. The problem: the PCI-E card requires additional power from a 4-pin floppy connector, and the HP DL380 G5's PSU has no ...
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X520-DA2 10GbE PCIe NIC on Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't respond correct ARP information for a traffic tester

I'm trying to configure stand-alone test network to examine a server that has two 10GbE ports PCIe NIC. But I couldn't get any ARP responses of those 10GbE ports. To execute my test, it's necessary to ...
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Windows Server 2012 not starting when PCIe SSD disk installed

I have Dell Power Edge R905 server with Windows 2012 R2 installed. Everything works great until I install Plextor M6e SSD PCIe x2 card. With card inserted into PCIe x4 or PCIe x8 slot, system starts ...
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adding a 2nd network card to linux

I'm on linux mint. I've just installed a PCIe gigabit network card (from eBay!) into my linux machine. I've already had to follow this guy's instructions to get the onboard NIC working correctly. I ...
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1u server with 2 pci-e slot, not dell or hp [closed]

I am looking for 1u server that has 2 pci-e slots and quad-core processor I used to use HP, but their gen8 rack mounts are awful and waste space. dell machines with 2 pci-e slots are expensive, ...
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Determining speed of PCI Express [closed]

I am trying to use a new NIC in my server however I am getting this message, "This Solarflare Network Adapter requires the equivalent of 8 lanes at PCI Express 2 speed for full throughput" I have ...
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Force renegotiation of PCI Express link speed? x2 card reverts to x1 width

In an effort to circumvent compatibility and cost barriers to using SSD drives with newer HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, I'm working to validate PCIe-based SSDs on the platform. I've been experimenting ...
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Move a NIC to another PCIe slot

I have a server running OpenSuse with a 10Gbe card (Intel 82599eb) and the driver is installed and it is working correctly. I need to move the card to another slot. However, when I do so, the card ...
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4x PCI-E interface w/SSD

Windows Server 2003 64bit/32GB Ram/78GB HDD I would like to store my server page files on a PCIe SSD in the 4xPCIe slot on my server. The server is a transaction server with high memory requirement ...
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PCIe SSD - how reliable it is?

Since The database will be very read/write intensive, and there is alot of delete queries which will be executed : How reliable could be PCIe SSD , and how fast will it degrade on alot of delete ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 PCIe Training Error — No PCIe cards inside

So I recently found myself an old PowerEdge 2950, and when I turned it on (after me almost having a heart attack by the sound of it starting up), during post it halted with an error of PCIe Training ...
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PCI-E riser card prevents server from starting at all

I need to replace the RAID controller in a server, and the new one is PCI Express while the old one was 64bit PCI. The server has both slots, but the riser card that was installed does not contain the ...
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What can be used to store generic pci and pci-express cards when they're not installed in a server? [closed]

We have a lot of PCI and PCI-express cards, and at any one time a lot of these aren't installed in a server or workstation. They are in storage. I'm interested in tips on how to store them. We keep ...
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How to interpret pci express specification for hba card

I am confused by this spec listed on HP website http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12907_na/12907_na.HTML How to interpret the PCIe Connector row correctly? What is the bandsidth? Does it ...
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Can FCLGA2011-based motherboards support PCI 3.0 on Ivy Bridge and quad channel memory?

This is not a shopping question. I want to know if my basis for technical dependencies is correct. In other words, I should investigate CPU support for certain features before getting lost in a ...
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whats the difference between 1lane and 2lane with SATA-3 speeds? [closed]

I read the beauty of PCIe is that a designer can combine two, four, eight or sixteen of PCIe lanes into a single data port. 2.5 Gb/s PCIe×1 5 Gb/s PCIe×2 I have two sata 3 drives that I want to ...
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How can I setup PCI passthrough for my HighPoint 1144A USB 3.0 card under ESXi 5.1?

I have an Apple Mac Pro (MacPro5,1) running VMware ESXi 5.1.0 (799733) with a HighPoint RocketU 1144A USB 3.0 PCI-express card installed. Given that VMware ESXi 5.1 doesn't support USB 3.0 for ...
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internal RAID (on PCIe 3.0) versus external Thunderbolt RAID like Pegasus R6

I want to build up a new server-config in a small SOHO environment for some virtual machines (VmWare Workstation), like Firewall/VPN or Win8-WS for external access, etc. Some VM’s will be heavily ...
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Can I flash a PCI-E device's Firmware in a VM if the VM has exclusive IOMMU access?

I have a PCI-E Dell Perc 6/i RAID card that I'd like to flash with the latest firmware. Apparently I need either a Redhat / Centos OS or Windows in order to flash the firmware, but I have a ...
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PCIe x8 NIC in PCIe x16 slot

I have a motherboard with only one x16 PCIe slot and no x8 slots. I am buying a NIC with very specific configuration, but it is available for x8 slots only. Can I plug a x8 card in a x16 slot? I have ...
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Does the Intel DX79TO motherboard support x8 devices (SAS HBAs) on PCIe x16 slots?

Context: I have an Intel DX79TO motherboard and a Sun SAS3081E-S/LSI 1060E-S HBA card with a PCIe x8 interface. I plug the HBA into my mobo next to my graphics card, and the HBA power lights ...
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dmidecode type issue

I am trying to get PCIe linkspeed information by parsing dmidecode. When I run sudo dmidecode -t 9 I get a handle that looks like this Handle 0x001A, DMI type 9, 17 bytes System Slot Information ...
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What is the maximum supported data rate for PCIe? [closed]

Given a particular generation and link width, how can I determine what the maximum bandwidth is? I've looked across the Internet and various unofficial sources appear to disagree on the numbers. ...
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finding PCIe lanes in linux

I have a PCIe (ver 2) linux system. I want to find out how many PCIe lanes were negotiated and are being used between my device and the host controller . (I do not know how many lanes my device ...
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PCI Extender and 1GB Ethernet Performance

One of my server has 2 PCI slots which has already plugged with 1GB Ethernet cards. I want to add two more 1GB NIC to this server. I've found on ebay this pci extender. I want to ask, because I ...
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How to find an HP desktop/workstation with PCIe power and room for double-high card

I am searching for an HP desktop or workstation with an Intel i5 or i7 processor that would support a "large" graphics card like an ATI Radeon 6850, which has two PCIe power inlets and which takes up ...
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configuration for max read throughput on ssd: pcie vs sata vs raid

I'm looking to configure a storage setup, using ssd's, that will deliver the fastest read throughput on large (2+ GB) files on a 24 core (12 physical core) system. The data is static for the most ...
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diagnose dell poweredge r210 II not booting with qlogic hba

Dell doesn't "officially" support QLogic HBAs in their cheaper servers like R210 or R310. They support it with R410 upwards. But "official support" is a dubious concept anyway, at least for real men ...
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PCI Express x1 Network Card on PCI Express x8 slot

I have a Fujitsu Primergy TX100 S2 server and I want to add more network cards. The only PCI slot is already occupied with a NIC. I have available one PCI Express x4 slot and two PCI Express x8 slots. ...
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Using PCIe as an Interconnect Connection [closed]

I was researching about connecting multiple server nodes together to share resources. I came up to this page: http://www.plxtech.com/applications/cloud From what I read, I see this is possible. ...
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PCI-E Connection between two servers?

I'd like to achieve PCI-E Gen3 X16 duplex speed for my server file transfers. I thought about this and asked myself why not. I saw cable connecting PCI-E slot and a PCI-E riser card. So I believe ...
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Is pci express 3.0 backwards compatible? [closed]

Is PCI express 3.0 backwards compatible with the other revisions? I read on Wikipedia that this was going to be attempted, but I can't find anywhere this is confirmed.
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What is the longest PCIe card that can fit in a Dell R310

I have a full height 4" full length 13" PCIe Card that I need to fit into a R310 or other low end rack-mountable server. Will this card fit? clearing the processor fan, memory, etc. I've poured over ...
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Bracket to convert half-height to full- height PCI card?

I would like to convert a half-height PCI card to full-height card, so some sort of metal bracket is needed. Does anyone know what such a converter is called?
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dell poweredge pcie training error, what to do?

After telling the server to reboot, it is now displaying an “PCle training error: Internal Storage Slot” Then the next line was “System Halted!”. It will not boot. Recently a failed scsi hot swap ...
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Disable PCIe device on Dell R610

I have a Dell PowerEdge R610 system sitting in a co-location facility. It has four onboard NICs and a 2-port PCIe NIC in one of the slots. I'm usually working with HP servers, so I have the ability to ...
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Is it possible to use server PCIe cards/PCIe RAID controller on desktop motherboard?

I've found myself in possession of a MSI 785GT-E63 motherboard. I need to put a PCIe x8 RAID controller on it, but the x16 PCIe slot is certainly originally intended for graphics cards. Would putting ...
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Mechanical versus electrical PCI-Express on PowerEdge R515

Can somebody clarify my understanding of this mechanical versus electrical for the PCI-Express expansion slots in a Dell PowerEdge R515: http://picpaste.com/R515-rWjduw1e.png What I assume this ...
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how can i control where pci devices are mounted?

I have a machine with multiple capture cards in PCI express slots. For ease of trouble shooting stuff, I would like for the devices to appear on the OS in order of their physical position when I'm ...
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PCIe sound card drivers certified for MS Windows Server 2008?

I am looking for options on sound cards with drivers certified for use on Windows Server 2008 x64 (required for a Nuance/Dragon product)... Google searches reveal lots of rumors that SoundBlaster and ...
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Are there dual port PCIe x1 gigabit NICs available?

Are there dual port PCIe x1 gigabit NICs available? I only know of ones that require a x4 slot, but if PCIe v2 doubles the bandwidth per lane, and PCIe v3 quadruples it, there ought to be dual port ...
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PCI-e to PCI with flex cable

Need a PCI-Express to PCI adapter for a 1U server. Preferably with a flex cable like this, but only need the one PCI slot: Either that or maybe something like a 45-degree adapter, but I've never ...
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What does “routing” mean in regard to pci express speeds / capabilities?

This document for one of our servers says: I/O Slots 4 PCIe x 8 (x4 routing), 1 PCIe x 16 (x8 routing) What does the routing mean? Does it mean the card in the x8 slot can only run a x4? ...
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PCI-E HBA on only PCI-E x16 slot on motherboard?

I read a post maybe last week that said you can't put a HBA card on the only x16 slot on motherboard that doesn't have onboard video. Is there any truth to this? I have a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3/e6400 ...
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Will Adaptec raid 2405 card work in Asus Crosshair Formula IV MOBO

Will this PCIe 8 lane Raid card Adaptec 2405 Work in this Motherboard Crosshair Formula IV Having never seen a PCIe slot Im not sure and just want to check before ordering. TIA UPDATE: What ...
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Are PCIe v2 RAID controllers backward compatible with PCIe V1?

I am looking to add a PCIe V.2 RAID controller (LSI SAS 9280-4i4e) to an older Intel server (SR2500) which has PCIe V.1 slots. Does anyone have any experience with using RAID controllers designed for ...
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PCI-express - is there a typo in the Intel 5500 overview

The overview for the 5500 and 5520 chipsets state that there is a total bandwidth of up to 48GB/s on each PCI Express x8 interface. ...
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5v PCI to PCI-X or PCIe adapter?

We unfortunately have a very expensive ($10K) full-length 5 volt PCI card that we would like to use in the same system as another expensive PCI-X card. As luck would have it, it seems that PCI-X is ...