Apparently it is possible to activate with a change to the EFI firmware? Can this be done? There aren't any other boards of this type available from intel with bifurication and I would really like to be able free up PCIe Slots. I require to install 2x high speed M.2 drives to enhance my storage spaces array.
I hope this is something that you guys can do.
There isn't really much more you can do mate. It's a shame they don't support bifurcation because it is a server board and using multiple NVMe drives are becoming a needed option. Especially with caching acceleration for file servers etc.
Using a switch-based NVMe HBA can solve this issue I believe. See here: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/124457/4-port-pcie-gen3-x8-switch-aic-axxp3swx0...
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