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    Re: Need assistance and advice with NFS Server

    The ASUS X99 is ATX and has all the ports you need for expansion down the road...

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    Re: Need assistance and advice with NFS Server

    In my haste, I completely forgot /confused with a different Asus board that the Asus X99-A and I7-5900K that I have obtained / ordered doesn't come with a onboard graphics... oops lol NP.
    I'm sure I can either find one, or use one that is plugged into a system that I have (the Nvida Geforce GTX 10XX Founders edition comes to mind as that system would default to the onboard graphics system if need be ) to validate the MB / processor /PSU is in good working order upon arrival of the items, before installation into the case. Will just need need to pick up some RAM (DDR4, most my existing systems have DDR3) before testing components as well as a CPU cooler.

    I did go to pcpartspicker web site to see what the estimated wattage draw would /might be with the max number of drives, etc, just to ballpark. the estimate. The results was 751 Watts or so. The 1000 Watt PSU I picked up should be good to go. I just wish that the site did not have SAS drives greyed out thus causing me to use SATA drives for the estimate.

    Now once the items test good to go, I plan on running the operating system (Ubuntu Server 22.04.4 LTS) on the m.2 NvME slot provided, separate from the ZFS pools which will reside on SAS/SATA drives.
    I was looking at as small as possible in capacity /cost NvME .

    Now here is where I have a actual question is there any brand name of NvME I should avoid ?
    I do understand that the OS will only need roughly < 2Gbs of space, so I was thinking 32-64ish would be more than enough.

    Per the manual it on page 1-22 it states on the following information to that M.2 socket
    " This socket allows you to install an M.2 (NGFF) SSD module. .....This socket supports M Key and type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices......" Just in case anybody needs specifics in order to answer the question.



    In closing like I said there is really only 1 question, and that is there a brand of NvME to avoid?

    And by that a brand that just doesn't work well with Linux or has a higher than normal failure rate in your individual experience.
    Last edited by sgt-mike; 4 Days Ago at 12:25 PM.

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    Re: Need assistance and advice with NFS Server

    I did find this in the correct manual.. I originally down loaded the manual for the Asus X99-A II , the correct one is Asus X99-A ......
    "M.2 Support*
    This motherboard features the M.2 slot, which shares bandwidth with PCI Express 3.0 x4 slot
    to speed up data transfer up to 32 Gb/s. This helps enhance the performance of your SSD
    (Solid State Drive) that is dedicated only to the operating system.
    * Supports PCIe Mode only "

    so if I am reading and comprehending correctly I can ONLY use 1 at a time M,2 Or PCI Express Which if understand it is also called a U.2 in the manual.


    The great thing about typing and posting all this for is the ability for me to go back read over this and realize what should be obvious
    I had posted two NvME's and then deleted them they was PCIe ver 4.0 x 4 slot if I had not done this, I probably wouldn't have caught it until I had ordered it.
    my board is PCIe version 3.0 x 4 slot

    OK back to searching......
    For a PCIe 3.0x4 lane NvME ...

    1.Corsair Force MP500 120 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
    didn't find a Amazon listing
    Power tech review https://www.techpowerup.com/228667/c...nvme-pcie-ssds

    2. Intel Optane P1600X 58 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
    https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Optane-...05&sr=8-1&th=1

    Toms Hardware website https://www.tomshardware.com/news/in...ane-ssd-p1600x

    3. HP EX900 120 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
    https://www.amazon.com/HP-EX900-Inte...s%2C375&sr=8-1

    Power Up tech
    https://www.techpowerup.com/ssd-spec...00-120-gb.d417


    I like what I read on the Intel Optane while not the fastest but the latency and caching is attention grabbing .... the Cost I like... just not sure if's a good choice and at $15.00 and after writing this part I find this white Paper from Intel addressing that exact Drive
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...uSgXf0hCsbYw5r

    I think I will go this route UNLESS sage advice says something like ohh it won't work as after I read that I was tipped over the edge, Also recalling that marketing departments also write that not the IT guys building developing.
    Well looks like my small campfire got peed on (only because the Chipset predates the Optane, not a big deal)
    https://community.intel.com/t5/Intel...p/285396#M1867
    Last edited by sgt-mike; 4 Days Ago at 12:27 PM.

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    Re: Need assistance and advice with NFS Server

    Well, you are receiving this (keep this manual for your reference): https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/m...?model=x99a_ii

    This Silicon Image Orion Expansion card is what Dell uses for their Servers and Desktops to add a DVI-D port to their computers (only $10):
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/23426631091...EaAjU_EALw_wcB

    Dang... Use that one as an example. That comes with a low profile slot plate. You rwould need a high-profile DVI-D plate... Wait 1. Here is a high profile one for $49. (You could still shop around, now that you know what you are looking for.)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/32577960055...caApYsEALw_wcB

    Let's see if I still have one of the Dell PN's...
    EDIT: Here you go. Dell branded, high-profile, $10:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/33459618276...YaAhxWEALw_wcB

    Your PCIe x16-3 slot is only x4 lane... Put it in that slot. You wouldn't be using that x4 slot for a storage controller anyways. LOL

    It will see any Intel i915 based GPU and adding output of that video through it's port. That way you are using the iGPU video from your CPU... (It's usually used to add a video port.)
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    Re: Need assistance and advice with NFS Server

    yeah the statement about the lack of GPU was because I wanted to test the components prior to setting in the case....... In the event that they was DOA.

    According to ebay the processor will beat everything in getting here, it's already within 30 miles of me.
    The case is supposed to be en-route but no information because he seller didn't upload the info into ebay (shame on him, but is projected to be here on the 10th fingers crossed ).
    and so far the Motherboard seller seems to be following suit with the Case seller, expected arrival the 15th.

    Once the Motherboard and processor is here I can "pizza box " and test with the PSU that has already made it here, and waiting on the case.
    When I mentioned what I did with pulling that GeForce GPU and using it ... it was just for testing purposes.

    The actual Items I'm short on to perform the test is DDR4 Ram, and the CPU Cooler for prior to installing in the case.

    I'm watching one Cpu Cooler for that is the correct socket type right now. brand new @$30.00
    Now I do know I can fire it up to get into bios just to validate the Board and CPU, And then quickly shutdown without burning the CPU,
    I just Like the insurance of the Cooler

    But Ram yeahhh kinda have to have that onboard to get past POST and then into Bios.
    That causes a whole can of let's go down the rabbit hole conversation which I really don't want to go down

    I have kicked this a round a lot and finally come up with a course of action for the test, just get a single 8gb DDR4, just in the event that the Bios is not updated.
    The rabbit hole is about the Motherboard cpu combo is it maxxed out at 64Gbs ? or maxxed at 128 GBs.?

    .. Board supports 128..
    Processor and Mother board without a bios update supports 64...
    That caused a mental debate on my end scouring through manuals, website etc do I buy a 8GB that I might not use if it supports 128 or buy the 16GBs that I will use.
    Then it dawned on me if the bios has not been upgraded it wont see that single 16 gb until i upgrade the bios .

    Because at the end will I be happy with 64Gb --- yes.
    Would I prefer to run 128gbs ---- absolutely IF it is stable.
    --Update apr10th 2024 @23:25 Hrs CST------
    the Processor is here, the 1000W PSU is here, Picked up a stick of DDR4 - 8GB RAM today when I went to my V.A. Appointment.
    Waiting on:
    Motherboard - seller finally update shipping staus so I can now Track it. (should be here around the 16th)
    Cooler Master HAF 922 High Air Flow Mid Tower PC Case --- this one will be a pain I am suspecting. As the Seller has not updated anything relating to shipping. The expected /estimated arrival time was today nor have they responded to two messages thus far on shipment status. Who knows maybe they are in the Miami-Dade jail.

    ------------------Update Apr 13th 2024---------
    Conducted testing of Motherboard/CPU components before case arrival and installation. All tested good to go .
    I used the GTX10XX Geforce GPU for testing only into bios screen. Now to get the Video card that you pointed out to dedicate to that Motherboard.
    Last edited by sgt-mike; 5 Hours Ago at 08:20 PM.

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