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DrEGPU
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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? 

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@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.

 

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DrEGPU
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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!

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2011 13" MacBook Pro [2nd,2C,M] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (Razer Core X) + Linux Ubuntu 18.04.02 LTS [build link]  


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DrEGPU
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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. 

MBP 2018 16 inch + Razer Core X@40Gbps-TB1 (Zotac RTX 2080 Ti Amp) + Ubuntu 20.04, Win10

 
2011 13" MacBook Pro [2nd,2C,M] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (Razer Core X) + Linux Ubuntu 18.04.02 LTS [build link]  


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