AORUS Gaming Box as external RAID enclosure?
I have a Aorus Gaming Box 2070 and took out the GPU to stick into my nephew's desktop (luckily found a 16x slot that didn't block the fan!). I now have an empty box. Does anyone have anty experience running a 1 or more nvme SSD's inside? I'd prefer to use one of those RAID PCIe cards. My desktop machine doesn't have a lot of physical space since I put multiple GPUs in it. Any recommendations? Predictions?
@dregpu I’m not sure if NVMe RAID PCIe card would make sense in a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure. A top tier NVMe drive can easily saturate the Thunderbolt 3 bandwidth already (22Gbps) so adding a RAID would only complicate things. I’d keep it simple and get a large capacity NVMe drive + an M.2 NGFF to PCIe Adapter.
LOL, Didn't think about the 4x lanes for TB3! Was fixated on a 16x slot. That said, a mSATA m.2 RAID array might be interesting. 8TBs (4x 2TB) running at TB3 speeds!
Do you think the Zotac mini RTX 2070 Super would physically fit? The PSU is probably inadequate as that card requires 2 power plugs (6 pins + 8 pins) instead of just the 1 (8 pins). I measured the gaming box case and it seems like it can only accept 200mm cards and the super is about 210mm. Then again, I saw in another post that the regular RTX 2070 mini can fit in the gaming box, so I'm kind of confused.