Pci express ZFS card?

Joseph Lenox lenox.joseph at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 18:42:02 UTC 2011

On 09/21/2011 09:16 AM, Eduardo Morras wrote:
> Hi, i have this used pci express industrial card (PCIe 2.0 x4) with 1GB:
> http://www.ieiworld.com/product_groups/industrial/content.aspx?gid=00001000010000000001&cid=08141333914287007902&id=0A263601401161285688 
> I want to install a NanoBSD with ZFS and 3 Sata disks. Unfortunately i 
> know nothing about this topic. Does anynone know if this type of cards 
> can be connected to a server? Can i access the zfs raidz on it 
> througth the pci express interface?
> The card documentation says nothing about its use on normal pc as 
> expansion card, only on pci express backplanes.
I would posit that it is only for use as on a PCI Express backplane; I 
don't even see how it would fit in a standard PCI Express slot (seeing 
as the backplane connector is physically longer than the PCI Express 
connector). Moreover, the card itself looks like a system-on-a-board (a 
complete computer system on a single mainboard).

--Joseph Lenox

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