I was unable to find a OOB product that suits my requirements:
A small box with a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface to use regular non-GPU PCIe AICs with computers with a Thunderbolt 3 port. The first use would be an Intel XL710 2 x 40 GbE ethernet adapter (natively PCIe 3.0 x8, but am fine. with it being limited through TB3).
Can I DIY-build such a thingy with an external enclosure for M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs and actively powered M.2-to-PCIe adapters?
Example of such an enclosure:
I’m asking since I don’t know if there are any limitations to TB3 that the manufacturer can specify so that it can only be used for NVMe devices…?
Thanks for the input!