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Pros: VMware ESXi 5.5 U1 acknowledges and uses this NIC without any problems.
Pros: I have 2 of these NICs and use them in an ESXi 5.5 build. They work great and work right out of the box without any additional drivers. I'm using them to virtualize pfSense 2.1 and so far everything just works great.
Overall Review: If you need a reliable NIC with good performance, i'd highly recommend this. If you need extremely high bandwidth, i'd recommend a pro series but for the money, this is great.
Pros: Much higher throughput than the integrated NICs.
Also much more reliable at 100 and 1000 Gb/sec speeds.
No driver issues.
Cons: only that I need to buy these since the integrated realtek 8111(a,b,c) are consistently failing on me when used at higher speeds.
Overall Review: N/A that wrote: ".... Just a note to remember when choosing PCI-e or PCI, both are just as fast."
WRONG! The link speed may be the same but the bandwidth on a PCIe slot is 2.5Gb/s vs ~132Mb/s on a 33MHz 32 bit slot and that is if the card is hitting the CPU with constant interrupts which normally causes NIC driver problems.
Pros: Good performance. pfSense/OpenBSD picked it up with no extra drivers needed. A great choice.
Overall Review: It just works.
Pros: Bought to replace a non functioning mobo ethernet port on a Debian Linux server. Motherboard and Debian installer detected it, and Debian installer had zero trouble using it, no muss, no fuss. Also came with both full and half height backplates, which while unnecessary, was a nice touch. Also came with driver cd, etc. which I had no use for. It worked with Linux out of the box. I am happy.
Overall Review: I spent ~ $35 against returning a mobo with a bad port to NewEgg. Some may argue that was a bad deal, but it wasn't worth the hassle to lose weeks in turnaround, wait for parts, etc. I hope this review helps someone else in my shoes looking for linux compatible hardware.
Pros: It works as advertised. My throughput went from 11.5 megabytes per second with gigabyte sized files, to 65-89 megabytes per second! Money well spent!
Pros: YES FINALLY A NIC WITH AN REAL CONFIGURATION INTERFACE! CRAZY!
Buy this and there's no more guessing what the true meaning behind "Shutdown Wake-On-LAN" is! The driver has built-in documentation for all options, so you can stop googling what "Large Send Offload" means because it's right there in plain english!
This thing even knows the length of the ethernet cable it's attached to. Seriously.
Cons: Had to manually install the fancy driver that I've been waxing lyrical about (YMMV, Win7x64)
Didn't upgrade my WRT54GL to gbps ethernet.
Pros: Works with ESXi 4.1.x
Cons: No Complaints.