pci-e x16 extender (splitter)

  • Hello,

    Probably such a topic already exists but couldn't managed to find it.

    I am building a separate headless YaVDR server. The mainboard has only one PCI-Ex16 slot.

    I have 2x DD Cine S2 cards and one Duoflex. Obviously I have one PCI-E slot missing to accomodate both cards and I was wondering what you guys are using as an extender.

    There are many extenders/splitters on the market nowadays but I would like to avoid any "tests" and find a proven and tested model.

    Will be very gratefull for any comments and suggestions.


    Best regards.

    Alexander

    YaVDR Ansible VM (VDR 2.4.0) as a VNSI Server and Streamdev Server. DD CINE S2 + 2 x DD Duoflex S2 (6 tuners)

    Modified Reelbox AVG II with working display: Gigabyte C1037UN-EU + EHD + 4GB ram + 32GB SSD. Streamdev client only.
    4 x KODI - Asus AT3Iont, 2gb RAM, 32gb SSD, MCE Remote @ dBox1 case

    UNRAID - 60tb storage, Supermicro X9SCA + Xeon E3-1290 v2 + 32gb ECC Ram.

  • Dear Argus,

    thank you very much.

    YaVDR Ansible VM (VDR 2.4.0) as a VNSI Server and Streamdev Server. DD CINE S2 + 2 x DD Duoflex S2 (6 tuners)

    Modified Reelbox AVG II with working display: Gigabyte C1037UN-EU + EHD + 4GB ram + 32GB SSD. Streamdev client only.
    4 x KODI - Asus AT3Iont, 2gb RAM, 32gb SSD, MCE Remote @ dBox1 case

    UNRAID - 60tb storage, Supermicro X9SCA + Xeon E3-1290 v2 + 32gb ECC Ram.

  • I have servers with 8 tuners, either TBS 6985/ TBS6905 quad-tuner cards for DVB-S(2) and the TBS 6209 DVB-C octa-tuner card that run streamdev servers really great. So, 2 quad-cards or 1 octa-card. None of them do have any CAM slots but they do work pretty good.


    Pro's:

    * either 2 Cards x 4 tuners DVB-S(2) or even 1 Card x 8 tuners DVB-C/DVB-T(2)

    * works very well under openSUSE and Debian, streaming literally hundreds of active Radio streams in parallel from one box with 2 DVB-S(2) Tuner cards!


    Con's:

    * Pretty expensive!

    * You always have to compile and link the module drivers into any new kernel version (dough!)


    Not exactly the exact answer to your question, but maybe that also would be an option to you?

  • Thank you for your comment.

    I am really happy with my Digital Devices cards and do not plan on changing them for TBS for now.

    Already have purchased a Syba I/O Crest SI-PEX60016. WIll report how it works once I receive it and install it.

    YaVDR Ansible VM (VDR 2.4.0) as a VNSI Server and Streamdev Server. DD CINE S2 + 2 x DD Duoflex S2 (6 tuners)

    Modified Reelbox AVG II with working display: Gigabyte C1037UN-EU + EHD + 4GB ram + 32GB SSD. Streamdev client only.
    4 x KODI - Asus AT3Iont, 2gb RAM, 32gb SSD, MCE Remote @ dBox1 case

    UNRAID - 60tb storage, Supermicro X9SCA + Xeon E3-1290 v2 + 32gb ECC Ram.

  • If your board have support for PCIe bifurcation you can maybe share the one PCI-Ex16 slot with this x8x8 Risers ;)

    easyVDR-1: DFi SD106, i3-7100T, PCIe Bifurcation: Asus NVIDIA GT 630 Rev. 2, & DD Octopus LE Bridge 2x DuoFlex v2, Noritake GU256x64D-3900B VFD , passiv gekühlt
    yaVDR2: Kontron KTQM67mITX, i7-3520M, 4GB DDR3, Asus NVIDIA GT 630 Rev. 2, Noritake GU256x64D-3900B VFD, SAT>IP
    easyVDR-2: bcm MX3150N, Pentium N3700, 4GB DDR3, ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 1x PCI-E, Sat>IP, Noritake GU256x64-372 VFD

    UP2VDR: UP Squared in Nexcom Nise 101 Gehäuse, Futaba VFD, passiv gekühlt
    SAT>iP: DD Octopus NET V2, Max A8, in Nexcom Nise 101 Gehäuse, semipassiv gekühlt

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