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PowerEdge R230 PERC x8 low-profile PCI card "hogging" the x16 full height slot


I purchased a PCI x16 graphics card to go into the (supposedly) spare PCI slot in my new PowerEdge R230. I was suprised to find that the PERC controller was not onboard and was using that slot (not mentioned in any documentation before I purchased), and more surprised when I saw the PERC card is only x8 and should fit low-profile. For some reason a full height bracket has been permanently attached (riveted?) to the card so I can't even swap it to the x8 slot. Is there some reason why the x16 slot has been taken out by this card? Has anyone else successfully moved it to the x8 slot?



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