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Highpoint SSD7202 - M.2 NVME RAID card
« on: August 19, 2023, 09:04:06 pm »
Souce: https://www.highpoint-tech.com/nvme2/ssd7202

This card is around $300 USD and supporting 2 x NVME M.2. From what I know, it does not offer any binary driver / softwares for ppc64le so I have submit a Support Ticket with Highpoint to find out more details if there are open source driver in the upstream Linux kernel and how well they support ppc64le architecture.

Wondering if anyone has tried this Highpoint card?
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Re: Highpoint SSD7202 - M.2 NVME RAID card
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2023, 06:36:45 pm »
My guess, it should work: https://wiki.raptorcs.com/wiki/POWER9_Hardware_Compatibility_List/PCIe_Devices#Working_3
The card needs a PCIe switch, because the Raptor mainboards doesn't support bifurcation.

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Re: Highpoint SSD7202 - M.2 NVME RAID card
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2023, 05:41:31 pm »
Mr Shun from Highpoint support has informed me the company does not support ppc64le so there will be no drivers. I will dig in further how people could get the sibling SSD7204 running on FreeBSD (and Linux)

> The card needs a PCIe switch, because the Raptor mainboards doesn't support bifurcation.

I do not think the card needs PCIe switch. The official website says: "Any PC Systems or Motherboard with an industry standard PCIe x8 or x16 physical Slot (Bifurcation is not required)"
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Re: Highpoint SSD7202 - M.2 NVME RAID card
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2023, 06:53:34 pm »
This means the card has a PCIe switch ;)

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Re: Highpoint SSD7202 - M.2 NVME RAID card
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2023, 05:46:42 pm »
I did try the 7204 a while back. The hardware RAID part didn’t work, but the rest of it does. It shows up as 4 individual NVME drives under Linux.