Intel SSD 750 Series NVMe PCIe installation in Supermicro SuperServer 5028D-TN4T, the easy way

Posted by Paul Braren on Oct 14 2015 in
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    Source: Intel

    Here's an inside view of the 750 Series, with the heat sink/airflow channel removed, as pictured on Amazon.

    This is a quick and simple look at the physical attributes of the card, and how to properly install this speedy device in your Supermicro SuperServer 5028D-TN4T. Should you decide to place your order on Amazon, Newegg, or TinkerTry SuperServer Bundle Reseller Wiredzone, you'll not want to miss the other TinkerTry articles that go along with such a commitment. This includes upgrading your BIOS for boot-from-NVMe support, Windows and VMware driver installation procedures, and basic speed tests. All those links right below.

    Unboxing of Intel SSD 750 Series 400GB PCIe device, bracket replacement, and installation in the Supermicro SuperServer 5028D-TN4T, the easy way.

    This post, and the recent 750 First Look, were all made possible by this Intel 750 Series 400GB NVMe on temporary loan to me, from none other than Trond Eirik Haavarstein @xenappblog! Luck would have it we both needed each other's help recently, and I couldn't be more glad to pitch in. More exciting test results coming soon, some may be featured here at TinkerTry, and at Trond's wonderful



    This article was produced entirely on a TinkerTry SuperServer Workstation.

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    Just click anywhere on the long image above to bring up the source, a fun Twitter conversation. Lido Paglia takes the prize for first-in-world pic of Intel SSD 750 Series in his Supermicro SuperServer 5028D-TN4T, taking a more cautious/patient install approach than I did. In the end, no damage done, just be patient when jiggling into place.