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Pros: When I did my original installation back in January 2014, the installer went through the debian net installer with only two minor issues.
Cons: The two minor issues were: WiFi and wired NIC's were not detected and enabled within the base Debian installation. I downloaded two additional files to a USB stick and offered them during installation:
and networking worked after installation was complete.
Other Thoughts: Unit gets too hot when not placed vertically. Could fry eggs. I use mine on the included stand so the vent can adequately dissipate heat and so far no issues. I shut mine off when I'm not home so pets don't potentially knock it over and burn the place down.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Intel E10G42BTDA Server Adapter X520-DA2 10Gbps PCI Express 2.0 x8 2 x SFP+
Pros: Generally available to consumers. Working fine with GBIC transceiver by Axiom, model E10GSFPSR-AX and multi mode fiber cable in Windows 2008 R2 with Intel driver version 220.127.116.11 on Supermicro X8DTU-F linked to HP switch.
Cons: 10G still too expensive.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Large capacity, big cache, fast RPMs.
Cons: Short longevity
Other Thoughts: Of 10 purchased, 3 have died within first 30 days. Going to start buying locally since return shipping is an issue.READ FULL REVIEW