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KONA for PC Supported System Configurations

The AJA support and engineering team target only Enterprise Class Workstations. The slot placement is based on an engineering analysis of the motherboard for performance and available bandwidth. These are the required HD / 2K workflow configurations for the KONA product line.

Expansion Slot Placement for: HP Z820



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe3 x4 Compatible, except KONA 3G which is too long for this location
Slot 2 PCIe3 x16 Compatible, but typically used by Graphics Card
Slot 3 PCIe3 x8 Compatible, Only available with two CPU's installed.
Slot 4 PCIe3 x16 Compatible, Only available with two CPU's installed.
Slot 5 PCIe2 x4 Not Recommended
Slot 6 PCIe3 x16 Recommended
Slot 7 PCI33Mhz Not Compatible

Expansion Slot Placement for: HP Z620



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe2 x1 Not Recommended
Slot 2 PCIe3 x16 Compatible, but typically used by Graphics Card
Slot 3 PCIe2 x4 Not Recommended
Slot 4 PCIe3 x8 Compatible
Slot 5 PCIe3 x16 Recommended
Slot 6 PCI33Mhz Not Compatible

Expansion Slot Placement for: HP Z420



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe2 x1 Not Recommended
Slot 2 PCIe3 x16 Compatible, but typically used by Graphics Card
Slot 3 PCIe2 x4 Not Recommended
Slot 4 PCIe3 x8 Compatible
Slot 5 PCIe3 x16 Recommended
Slot 6 PCI33Mhz Not Compatible

Expansion Slot Placement for: HP Z800



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At this time AJA supports the KONA 3, LHi & LSe for 2K / HD / SD editing on the HP Z800 Workstation. Slot placement for the LSe is not as crucial for SD editing.

Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe 8(4) Storage / Empty
Slot 2 PCIe 16 GPU
Slot 3 PCIe 8(4) Storage / Empty
Slot 4 PCIe 16(8) 3 / LHi
Slot 5 PCIe 16 Storage / Empty
Slot 6 PCI 33Mhz Other / Empty
Slot 7 PCIe 8(4) Storage / Empty

Option 2
Slot 1 PCIe 8(4) Storage / Empty
Slot 2 PCIe 16 GPU
Slot 3 PCIe 8(4) Storage / Empty
Slot 4 PCIe 16(8) Storage / Empty
Slot 5 PCIe 16 3 / LHi
Slot 6 PCI 33Mhz Other / Empty
Slot 7 PCIe 8(4) Storage / Empty

Expansion Slot Placement for: HP Z600



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At this time AJA supports the KONA 3, LHi & LSe for 2K / HD / SD editing on the HP Z600 Workstation. Slot placement for the LSe is not as crucial for SD editing.

Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe 8(4) Storage/Empty
Slot 2 PCIe 16 GPU
Slot 3 PCIe 8(4) Storage/Empty
Slot 4 PCIe 16 3 / LHi
Slot 5 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 6 PCI 33Mhz Empty

Option 2
Slot 1 PCIe 8(4) LHi
Slot 2 PCIe 16 GPU
Slot 3 PCIe 8(4) Storage/Empty
Slot 4 PCIe 16 Storage/Empty
Slot 5 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 6 PCI 33Mhz Empty

Expansion Slot Placement for: Dell T7600



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Slots 1 and 2 share bandwidth in this system so, other high bandwidth cards like a storage controller or Red rocket should go on one of these slots, and the KONA can go on slot 6. If the KONA card goes in slot 1 or 2, the other slot should NOT contain a high performance card. Example: If a KONA card is in slot 1, Slot 2 should only be used for a low performance card like a 1x PCIe card, or not used at all.

Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe x16 Compatible
Slot 2 PCIe x16 Compatible
Slot 3 PCIe x16 slot Typically used by the Boot Drive Controller
Slot 4 Accelerated graphics port Typically used by the Graphics Card
Slot 5 PCIe open-ended slot Not Recommended
Slot 6   Recommended
Slot 7   Not Compatible

Expansion Slot Placement for: Dell T5600



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCI slot Recommended
Slot 2 PCIe x16 slot Typically used by Graphics Card
Slot 3 PCIe x16 Not Recommended
Slot 4 PCIe x1 Recommended
Slot 4 Accelerated graphics port Not Recommended
Slot 6 PCIe x16 slot Not Compatible

Expansion Slot Placement for: Dell T3600



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCI slot Recommended
Slot 2 PCIe x16 slot Typically used by Graphics Card
Slot 3 PCIe x16 Not Recommended
Slot 4 PCIe x1 Recommended
Slot 4 Accelerated graphics port Not Recommended
Slot 6 PCIe x16 slot Not Compatible

Expansion Slot Placement for: Dell T7500



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At this time AJA supports the KONA 3, LHi & LSe for 2K / HD / SD editing on the T7500 Workstation. Slot placement for the LSe is not as crucial for SD editing.

Based on chipset similarities the T5500 should also work with the same 3 / LHi slot configurations

Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe 8(4) Storage / Empty
Slot 2 PCIe 16 GPU
Slot 3 PCIe 16(8) Storage / Empty
Slot 4 PCIe 16 3 / LHi
Slot 5 PCI 33Mhz Storage / Empty
Slot 6 PCIe 16(8) Other / Empty
Slot 7 PCI-X 133 Storage / Empty

Option 2
Slot 1 PCIe 8(4) Storage / Empty
Slot 2 PCIe 16 GPU
Slot 3 PCIe 16(8) 3 / LHi
Slot 4 PCIe 16 Storage / Empty
Slot 5 PCI 33Mhz Storage / Empty
Slot 6 PCIe 16(8) Other / Empty
Slot 7 PCI-X 133 Storage / Empty


Legacy Configurations

The succeeding system configuration diagrams represent legacy configurations only.

Expansion Slot Placement for: HP XW8600



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 2 PCI Express x16 GEN 2 3 / LHi
Slot 3 PCI Express 8 (x4) Empty
Slot 4 PCI Express x16 (x16, x8) Storage
Slot 5 PCI Express x8 (x4) GPU

Option 2
Slot 1 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 2 PCI Express x16 GEN 2 GPU
Slot 3 PCI Express 8 (x4) Storage / Empty
Slot 4 PCI Express x16 (x16, x8) 3 / LHe
Slot 5 PCI Express x8 (x4) Storage / Empty
Slot 6 PCI Express x8 (x4) Storage / Empty
Slot 7 PCI-X 133 Storage / Empty

Expansion Slot Placement for: HP XW 8400 / Boxx 8300 / TYAN S2696



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe x16 (x16 signal)  
Slot 2 PCIe x8 GPU
Slot 3 PCIe x16 (x16 signal) Storage
Slot 4 PCI-X 133 3 / LHe
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Storage
Slot 6 1PCI-X 100 Storage

Expansion Slot Placement for: HP XW 9400 / Boxx 7500 / TYAN S2915



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe x8 Storage
Slot 2 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 4 PCIe x8 Storage
Slot 5 PCIe x16 3 / LHe
Slot 6 PCI-X 133 Storage
Slot 7 PCI-X 133 Storage

Expansion Slot Placement for: HP XW 8200 / TYAN S2676



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 2 PPCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 4 PCIe x4 3/LHe
Slot 5 PCI-X 133 Storage
Slot 6 PCI-X 100 Storage
Slot 7 PCI-X 100 Storage

Option 2
Slot 1 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 2 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 4 PCIe x4 Storage
Slot 5 PCI-X 133 3 / LH
Slot 6 PCI-X 100 Storage
Slot 7 PCI-X 100 Storage

Option 3
Slot 1 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 2 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 4 PCIe x4 Storage
Slot 5 PCI-X 133 Storage
Slot 6 PCI-X 100 3 / LH
Slot 7 PCI-X 100 Empty

Expansion Slot Placement for: HP XW 9300 / Boxx 7400 / TYAN S2895



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 2 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 3 PCIe x16 3/LHe
Slot 4 PCI-X 100 Storage
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Storage
Slot 6 PCI-X 133 Storage

Option 2
Slot 1 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 2 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 3 PCIe x16 Storage
Slot 4 PCI-X 100 3 / LH
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Empty
Slot 6 PCI-X 133 Storage

Option 3
Slot 1 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 2 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 3 PCIe x16 Storage
Slot 4 PCI-X 100 Storage
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Storage
Slot 6 PCI-X 133 3 / LH

Expansion Slot Placement for: Dell T7400



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe x4 Storage / Empty
Slot 2 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 4 PCIe x16 Storage / Empty / SLI
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Empty
Slot 6 PCI-X 100 Empty
Slot 7 PCI-X 100 3 / LH

Option 2
Slot 1 PCIe x4 Storage / Empty
Slot 2 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 4 PCIe x16 3 / LHe
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Storage / Empty
Slot 6 PCI-X 100 Storage / Empty
Slot 7 PCI-X 100 Storage / Empty

Expansion Slot Placement for: Dell T5400



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe x4 Storage / Empty
Slot 2 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 4 PCIe x16 Storage / Empty / SLI
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Empty
Slot 6 PCI-X 100 3 / LH

Option 2
Slot 1 PCIe x4 Storage / Empty
Slot 2 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 4 PCIe x16 3 / LHe
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Storage / Empty
Slot 6 PCI-X 100 Storage / Empty

Expansion Slot Placement for: Dell Precision 690



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe x4 Storage
Slot 2 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCIe x4 3/LHe
Slot 4 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Storage
Slot 6 PCI-X 100 Storage
Slot 7 PCIe x4 Storage

Option 2
Slot 1 PCIe x4 Storage
Slot 2 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCIe x4 Storage
Slot 4 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Empty
Slot 6 PCI-X 100 3 / LH
Slot 7 PCIe x4 Storage

Expansion Slot Placement for: Dell Precision 490


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Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe x4 SAS Card
Slot 2 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCIe x4 3/LHe
Slot 4 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Storage
Slot 6 PCI-X 100 Storage

Option 2
Slot 1 PCIe x4 SAS Card
Slot 2 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 3 PCIe x4 Storage
Slot 4 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 5 PCI-X 100 Empty
Slot 6 PCI-X 100 3 / LH

Expansion Slot Placement for: Boxx 8500



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At this time AJA supports the KONA 3, LHi & LSe for 2K / HD / SD editing on the Boxx 8500 Workstation. Slot placement for the LSe is not as crucial for SD editing.

Option 1
Slot 1 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 2 PCIe 8(4) 3 / LHi
Slot 3 PCIe 4(1) Empty
Slot 4 PCIe 16 Storage / Empty
Slot 5 PCIe 16 GPU

Option 2
Slot 1 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 2 PCIe 8(4) Storage / Empty
Slot 3 PCIe 4(1) Empty
Slot 4 PCIe 16 LHi
Slot 5 PCIe 16 GPU

Expansion Slot Placement for: Boxx 8400 / SuperMicro X7DWA-N



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Option 1
Slot 0 PCII-U N/A
Slot 1 PCI-X 100 Storage / Empty
Slot 2 PCI-X 100 Storage / Empty
Slot 3 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 4 PCIe x16 3 / LHe
Slot 5 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 6 PCIe x16 GPU
Slot 7 IPMI N/A

Option 2
Slot 0 PCII-U N/A
Slot 1 PCI-X 100 3 / LH
Slot 2 PCI-X 100 Empty
Slot 3 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 4 PCIe x16 Storage / Empty
Slot 5 PCI 33Mhz Empty
Slot 6 PCIe 16x GPU
Slot 7 IPMI N/A

Expansion Slot Placement for: SuperMicro X7DA8 / X7DA3 / X7DAE



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCI-X 100 GPU
Slot 2 PCI-X 133  
Slot 3 PCI-X 133 3 / LHe
Slot 4 PCIe x16 (x4) Storage
Slot 5 PCI 33 Mhz Storage
Slot 6 PCI-e x16 Storage
Slot 7 IPMI  

Expansion Slot Placement for: Tyan i5396



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Option 1
Slot 1 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 2 PCI-X 133 3 / LH
Slot 3 PCI-X 133 Empty
Slot 4 PCI Express x16 (x16, x8) Storage / Empty / SLI
Slot 5 PCI Express x8 (x4) Storage / Empty
Slot 6 PCI Express x16 GEN 2 GPU

Option 2
Slot 1 PCI 33Mhz  
Slot 2 PCI-X 133 Storage / Empty
Slot 3 PCI-X 133 Storage / Empty
Slot 4 PCI Express x16 (x16, x8) 3 / LHe
Slot 5 PCI Express x8 (x4) Storage / Empty
Slot 6 PCI Express x16 GEN 2 GPU