Graphics card AND QM2 card in TVS-882?

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Graphics card AND QM2 card in TVS-882?

Postby grobbarg » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:52 pm

Hi all,
Awaiting arrival of a TVS-882 i5 16GB, and looking at the extra accessories required.
As I will be running some VM's and one with some light 3D CAD use, I was looking to install an old Nvidia K2200, additionally to complement the existing 10Gbe network, was looking at the QM2-2P10G1T for both the SSD caching and the 10GBASE-T port (although somehow I'll need to convert to SFP+ into the switch).

Question is - can the two cards work simultaneously in this NAS? - I read somewhere that the QM2 card can only be used in PCIe slot 1, is this correct and does this apply to the graphics card too?


TIA for any advice...

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Re: Graphics card AND QM2 card in TVS-882?

Postby martinav » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:24 am

You are in luck. There is an x16 slot in this unit. That means you can use a full memory bandwidth graphics card. It also looks like you may have room for a double slot width card as well. You have a nice selection of cards to choose from. The Qm2 card works in the x4 slot.

See:

https://www.qnap.com/en-us/compatibilit ... ategory=25

and

https://www.qnap.com/en-us/compatibilit ... ategory=23

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Re: Graphics card AND QM2 card in TVS-882?

Postby Don » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:21 pm

I don’t think both will fit.
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Re: Graphics card AND QM2 card in TVS-882?

Postby grobbarg » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:11 am

Thanks for the input guys - The NAS arrived today, looks like it survived being dropped over the gate by courier... :x

On first inspection it does look like the space for the QM2 card is limited due to the upper fan housing, the upper housing is for an extra fan looks like.
I stole the QM2-2P card out of my other NAS and looks like its too long by around 10mm (its 157mm long), the QM2-2P10G1T looks like it's 157mm too, so that's disappointing. As a quick check after updating the firmware, and displacing the fan cover a bit, it does looks like the card is recognised in the outer slot, and can be configured for SSD caching (not sure how the 10GBe work on the QM2-2P10G1T though).
However to get this to fit, one would have to notch the upper fan housing, which I'm not prepared to do (unless there are spares available!).
So looks like SSD caching on the inbuilt SATA M.2's and a single SFP+ card in the outer slot, graphics card inboard, and use use the SSD's for the VM's.

Would've preferred using the NVME's for caching but heyho...


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