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Folks, just got an offer for approx. 10 dollars a piece from local shop here, and I took a snapshot (no, haven't buy it yet) :

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They said it was pulled from HP desktop. :shrug:

Questions :

- Which type of Intel card is this ? Tried browse Intel's web site and was bombarded with so many types and it was so confusing. It used to be easy in the old days of Intel PRO 100Mbps card, just take a look at the main chip's ID and search for it, but this one is with heatsink on it. :shrug:

- Planning to use it for small family storage server at home at 1 Gbps wire speed with ethernet switch.
Question: Is this better than the common onboard Realtek crab 1 Gbps ethernet controller ? Or it should be no significant difference in performance ?

- Since this is single port, is it possible for lan teaming using 2 or even 3 of this card ?

TIA
 

Neuromancer

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Intel pro gigbait nic

There are one and two port and PCIE and PCIX versions of that same board

Chipset should be the same though will find it exactly in a minute

EDIT: here yah go

http://reviews.cnet.com/adapters-nics/intel-pro-1000-pt/4505-3380_7-32068995.html

Get one with a expansion plate though


As for the teaming issue no clue, performance SHOULD be better than onboard but just a guess, Intel pro nics are (or were) pretty highly regarded:)
 
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Hey Neuro, thanks a lot for the help and its Intel Pro 1000/PT Desktop adapter, anyway I decided to buy it, its cheap. :D

Fyi, just downloaded & installed the latest Intel driver and to my surprise this card is packed with lot of nice features, no wonder they put a heatsink on it, and from the driver it self, it answered all my questions above. Planning to grab few more tomorrow. :D

Again, thx for help, really appreciate it.
 

{PMS}fishy

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Is this better than the common onboard Realtek crab 1 Gbps ethernet controller ? Or it should be no significant difference in performance ?

- Since this is single port, is it possible for lan teaming using 2 or even 3 of this card ?

Yes, it is much better than most all other NICs out there. The Intel based cards just work so much better especially when heavily utilized.

Yes, they will team. How and how well depends on the operating system and switch.
 
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Yes, it is much better than most all other NICs out there. The Intel based cards just work so much better especially when heavily utilized.

Yes, they will team. How and how well depends on the operating system and switch.

Yeah, just realized it has quite some useful features like this below and many more others :

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Anyway, just grabbed 5 more of these beasts. :D


Btw, about the switch, do you have any suggestions which one that is not that expensive but will not choked down when used with 2 or 3 of this beast on teaming at the server side ? Planning to use it on single server with 3 or 4 clients.




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