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Pros: I just wanted to write this review to confirm that this card does indeed work in ESXi 5.0. Also, mine came with the low profile bracket. Both, big pluses for me.
Cons: Came in a box that wasn't S*BA, was a little concerned at first, but everything works so I won't complain too much. When I first plugged in the LAN cable on both ports, one port would only connect at 100 Mbps - half duplex under ESXi; but I changed the setting from auto negotiation to 1000 Mbps - full duplex and it switched right over, verified with the virtual OS that this was correct. I then went back to auto negotiation and it connected at 1000 Mbps, something to look out for.
Other Thoughts: I have a Virtual Host Server with two virtual machines installed and I wanted each to have their own port, which is why I bought this. It won't do all of the cool stuff the more expensive cards will do, but that's probably why the price is so nice. I don't need any of that stuff, I simply needed two gigabit Ethernet ports on the same NIC because I am out of slots in my machine; perfect for me.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I also bought this because of the gigabit switch, like most others, and the wireless N. Small footprint (vertical) and easy setup.
Cons: Not supported by WW-DRT, but I suppose this would be pointless bacause it's not a router, although I could think of some options I would like to see that seems to be only offered by third-party firmware.
Other Thoughts: Setup was easy but I didn't use the wizard, decided to do it manually. I use the 5Ghz band to get maxium bandwidth, but found with WPA2 that I lost connection periodically, did some testing and found that WPA allows me to have the security that I want, plus the full speed offered by my ISP (15Mbits/s) without any drops. Between the bridge and router (Linksys WRT600N) I really don't know who is at fault, but never had any other problems with my other wireless devices using either band.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: They are shiny, and looks cool when you have all of your slots filled with them.
Cons: Really can't enjoy the shinyness when you're looking at the top of them. Unless you have a bench case, that would be cool.
Other Thoughts: Was able to get my to run at 1066 on a Asus M3A78 PRO, which is actually only rated for 800 but does list the capability to overclock to 1066. I only mention this because I know some people are having a hard time getting these to run at there rated speeds. Like most, all I had to do was change the voltage and manual set the clock speeds and they were good to go.READ FULL REVIEW