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Pros: inexpensive "server grade" network adapter. Chipset is intel based and with my experience, intel's seem to be a bit more reliable (specially around visualization)
Come with small bracket incase you need it
Server 2012 r2 compliant!
Cons: I think having this with a PCIe x4 bus is a complete waste and it will limit your options (most boards offer pcie x1 or x16)
If you were to achieve max throughput (duplex) for each NIC & if you even bonded them (Nic Teaming), the max bandwidth needed is 4Gbps. A pcie 2.0 x1 (a good standard now) supports 5Gbps. So a PCIe 2.0 x4 is 20Gbps! So unless you have a quad card (which they make), your wasting alot of bandwidth potential.
Also not to mention that unless you have a really good board that perhaps offers a dedicated x4 slot, your going to kill off an x16 slow which could be used for some really high end stuff (Fiber HBA, Raid controller)
Overall Review: This is meant for more server like functions, so i wouldn't waste your money on this if your trying to add dual nic teaming on your Windows 8 box. They make MUCH cheaper solutions that work great.
The con is geared more toward performance freaks (like me) that love to squeak out as much speed as i can from my system. Luckily my board had a x4 slot or I would have honestly paid a little more for a x1 slot card to save me from burning up a x16 slot.
I have this connected into a box running Server 2012 r2 essentials and on a network connecting to a Cisco sg200-18 switch with LACP working great. (very easy to setup with the OS on both server and switch)
As always gmail me at evil homer clone with questions or comments.
Pros: Easy to install, good performance, well supported
Cons: Only 2 more ports
Overall Review: If I had it to do over, I'd get the 4 port version
Pros: easy install, drivers were included with my win 7 pro setup. hasn't failed in the last 2-months of ownership
Cons: I need tiny robots to jump out of the box and install the cards automatically. requires physical interaction with the card and the computer
Overall Review: working good. I like that I was able to plug in and no additional drivers were needed. this might be different for someone else though....