Do NVMe drives work on HP Proliant DL380 G6 boards? These servers have:

1 x PCIe Gen2 X8 Full Length, Full Height Slot
2 x PCIe Gen2 X4 Half Length, Full Height Slot

Is there any interference with disk controllers?

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    Imagine a Ferrari on bicycle wheels, stuck in traffic - that....just don't please. – Chopper3 May 18 '17 at 16:10

Yes, they work.

It depends on what NVMe card you use, but you'll be capped to PCIe 2.0 speeds in terms of throughput.

What's the goal of the project?

  • The goal is to buy some computer for work (instead of the given laptop) to process lots of data with a programming language that makes parallelization easy - Clojure. Although the RAM is only DDR3 at a no so fast speed, I'm thinking of being able to process everything in RAM (64GB maybe) instead of using SQL on a remote server. And the NVMe can be used to have fast I/O when necessary (loading JVM, for ex) with a quiet workspace. I think this will suit me well at a very reasonable price. What would be the cap for PCIe 2.0 in the X4 and X8 slots? 4GB/s and 2GB/s? – Luis May 18 '17 at 22:43
  • 2 Gigabytes/second. – ewwhite May 18 '17 at 22:45
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    2GB/s seems very fast to me. Thanks. – Luis May 18 '17 at 23:31

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