Pci express ZFS card?

Outback Dingo outbackdingo at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 20:27:32 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Joseph Lenox <lenox.joseph at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>> TIA
> 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).

This is definatley a backplane SBC designed system, and will not work
in a standard motherboard, seems to me what he really wants is like an
OCZ revo drive, or Fusion IO card

> --Joseph Lenox
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