At $12 on sale, it is an excellent value. It's a great solution for upgrading an older PC to Gigabit Ethernet. Plus it includes a low profile bracket.
A solid performing card that will last a long time.
I ordered this card for my supermicro server running PVE v7.1. I did setup SR-IOV PCIE passthrough, and it is blazingly fast!
top quality components. solidly put together. very easy to install. for me this won over other similarly bundled sets of identical component by the the price (on average 10-20$ less), and that antennas are not attached to the card. which btw didn't even seem to be necessary as i got 6E speeds off the initial installation before i even bothered to attach the wired magnetic pod. also, unlike some other similar bundles this included both the long and the short brackets.
The ethernet adapter allowed me to utilize my cable speed to the maximum on my ultrabook laptop.Finally got to put my type-c usb port to use. I followed directions and loaded the software and was up and using it in less than 5 min.
No issues, dead simple on CentOS 7
These NIC cards just get smaller all the time. I was astonished at it coming in an envelope, and thought it was just the cards. Nope; nicely packaged. Bubble-wrap envelope, unit in a sturdy box. Installed the card with zero problems. Downloaded and installed the software, and et viola! It works! Oh, and it comes with a tiny screwdriver so you can switch from the full-scale metal arm to the mini-scale. I'm keeping that! There was even a CAT-6 cable included.
Intel server-grade hardware Consistent, high-speed throughput Works perfectly in Link Aggregation (LACP) setups in FreeBSD/FreeNAS (18.104.22.168 tested)
I purchased 2 of these. one to put in my desktop and the other to put in my truenas server. truenas core will not support this card. I had to update to truenas scale for it to recognize.
This card was purchased to replace an Intel card that was randomly losing connectivity. The issue was likely related to the driver for windows 7. I specifically looked of a card that advertised Win7 compatibility. This card was one of the few I could find. Thus far it has been working excellent. No loss of connection for the last two weeks!
- Easy switch to HH bracket - Performant open-source drivers
Works with the "UF-MM-10G Multi-Mode Fiber, 10 Gbps SFP+" and the Ubiquiti switch. 10x faster than 1G. Works with linux.
The obvious question is why one would purchase this card over the far cheaper options. Generic 1Gbps NICs can be had for just over a tenth the cost, while Intel's desktop varieties run less than half the price of this card. Leaving aside the cheapest cards - ones I've found to cause more problems with data corruption and reliability than it's worth - the main reason to go with a server card is if you will be loading it heavily. If you're running your own datacenter, power-saving features such as EEE and DMA coalescing are handy, but that likely doesn't apply to most potential customers for this NIC. The I210T1 does an even better job at offloading calculations than previous generation NICs.Saturate a full 1Gbps connection with multiple streams and you'll see CPU usage drop in comparison to what it is with desktop cards. We put this card in a workstation to replace the on-board Realtek NIC. System CPU time dropped by 20-30% under very heavy network loads after switching to the I210T1. Another benefit to the I210T1 - and a possible reason to upgrade to this new model - is Audio Video Bridging (AVB) support. When working on projects where multiple media streams need to be perfectly synchronized, AVB worked wonders. Older NICs simply could not keep everything synced perfectly. We needed to work on 10Gbps connections instead. Being able to accomplish the same feat with a much cheaper card is great! The I210T1 is tiny. It fits easily even in systems with bulging heatsinks and video cards.
Good build quality. Meaty heat sink, female rj45 ports do not feel cheap. Did i mention fast?
Awesome fast. We did a transfer between 2 servers sith 10G and got over 600MB / sec.