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Topic # 223827 19-Oct-2017 09:52
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Hi Team

 

I've made an expensive error.

 

I have just received 2x 1Tb 2.5" PCIe SSDs - the good Intel DC P4500 model.  I wanted PCIe3 cards.  Unfortunately I've checked my paperwork and the error was mine.  The distributor ordered these in specially for us, and so they are non-returnable.

 

Is there a way I can turn these into a PCIe3 card via an adapter of some sort?  I do not need to boot - these are to run databases.

 

My Google-fu is letting me down.

 

Any assistance appreciated (potentially including offers to take them off my hands at 80% of my purchase price).

 

Mike





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  Reply # 1886110 19-Oct-2017 10:00
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I don't think an adapter would work, for multiple reasons, unfortunately. Any adapter would likely raise the device up so far it would be difficult to secure it in the case. 

 

I'd potentially raise it with the management of the supplier and explain the issue and see if they would consider returning it with a restocking fee. Not sure if there is a local Intel presence any more, but I have found them pretty approachable in the past. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1886117 19-Oct-2017 10:10
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These are the "hot swap" kind? You might be able to get a new backplane for the server. But I would try return them and see what the restock fee is. 





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1886126 19-Oct-2017 10:45
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Thank you both for injecting a bit of sanity.  My day has had some other challenges and this did not help.

 

I've asked the distributor very nicely if they will make an exception to the non-returnable rule for a restocking fee, advising that I would buy the correct part number from them if the return was accepted.





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  Reply # 1886159 19-Oct-2017 11:08
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Dynamic:

 

Thank you both for injecting a bit of sanity.  My day has had some other challenges and this did not help.

 

 

Yeah, seems like us IT people have more than their fair share of these sort of days I think!

 

If you don't get a positive response, I think I'd take it to management. I think those devices are pretty specialized, and whilst they look amazing, would only appeal to a pretty small percentage of the population, and you may find, selling them would result in a more than 20% loss potentially.


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  Reply # 1886316 19-Oct-2017 16:18
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Dynamic:

 

Thank you both for injecting a bit of sanity.  My day has had some other challenges and this did not help.

 

 

Yeah, seems like us IT people have more than their fair share of these sort of days I think!

 

If you don't get a positive response, I think I'd take it to management. I think those devices are pretty specialized, and whilst they look amazing, would only appeal to a pretty small percentage of the population, and you may find, selling them would result in a more than 20% loss potentially.

 

 

 

 

Indeed, I have seen 1.8TB SSD's on auction sites go for $800 :O all nvme PCIe "SAS" (retail over $2k)

 

 





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  Reply # 1886338 19-Oct-2017 16:34
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If you can't return them check if they use the SFF-8639 connector, once you have that information you might have more luck searching. Without doing any homework this sort of thing looks promising:

 

https://www.amazon.com/JZLL-SFF-8639-Adapter-Intel-p3700/dp/B01D51HUUS








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  Reply # 1886354 19-Oct-2017 17:07
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gbwelly:

 

If you can't return them check if they use the SFF-8639 connector, once you have that information you might have more luck searching. Without doing any homework this sort of thing looks promising:

 

https://www.amazon.com/JZLL-SFF-8639-Adapter-Intel-p3700/dp/B01D51HUUS

 

 

 

 

I believe he wanted the other way around.

 

He has a PCIe SSD ($4000? each) and wanted a PCIe Gen3 x4 Cards. (Samsung 960 Pro or equiv) ($1500 each)  (Prices may vary)???????

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1886370 19-Oct-2017 17:45
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I believe he wanted the other way around.

 

He has a PCIe SSD ($4000? each) and wanted a PCIe Gen3 x4 Cards. (Samsung 960 Pro or equiv) ($1500 each)  (Prices may vary)???????

 

 

I think he has a pair of 2.5" bricks which talk PCIe and wants to plug them into slots like cards...

 

Dynamic:

 

Is there a way I can turn these into a PCIe3 card via an adapter of some sort?  I do not need to boot - these are to run databases.

 

 

 










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I am deeply grateful to the distributor for confirming they will accept a return.

 

2 new 1.2Tb P3520 SSDs ordered as replacements, in the correct PCIe 3.0 HHHL form factor.  The new cards have a slightly higher value than the units being returned.

 

Thank you for the assistance, Team.

 

 





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  Reply # 1886640 20-Oct-2017 08:23
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For anyone else looking at this in future:

 

 

 

https://www.startech.com/ca/HDD/Adapters/u2-pcie-adapter-nvme-ssd~PEX4SFF8639

 

 

 

Cant get you HHHL form factor but that should be an issue on 1ru box's





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  Reply # 1886697 20-Oct-2017 09:17
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Dynamic:

I am deeply grateful to the distributor for confirming they will accept a return.


2 new 1.2Tb P3520 SSDs ordered as replacements, in the correct PCIe 3.0 HHHL form factor.  The new cards have a slightly higher value than the units being returned.


Thank you for the assistance, Team.


 



Maybe naming the distributor would reward/recognise the good service they provided?

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  Reply # 1886748 20-Oct-2017 09:29
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Dynamic:

I am deeply grateful to the distributor for confirming they will accept a return.


2 new 1.2Tb P3520 SSDs ordered as replacements, in the correct PCIe 3.0 HHHL form factor.  The new cards have a slightly higher value than the units being returned.


Thank you for the assistance, Team.


 



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