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Intel x540-t1
9.1 out of 10

Intel x540-t1

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Reviews and Problems with Intel x540-t1

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Overall 10
10

Problem solved

Daniel F., Newegg
24 May 2015
  • Summary: We now have a dozen of these cards on FreeBSD and Linux hosts and no problems whatsoever. They work without any configuration, including PXE booting. CX4 media are so much easier than DACs and seem to be well standardized (unlike DACs).
  • Pros: I reviewed this once before and liked almost everything.
  • Cons: None - recent purchases of this card have no difficulty with PXE booting which the earliest card would not do. That failing subtracted 4 stars from my rating at the time.
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Overall 10
10

Do it's job as intended

Cédric Martinez, Amazon
31 January 2015
  • Summary: The NIC works as intended and supports the jumbos frames with 9000 MTU on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It's rocks with a iSCSI target storage on a RAID =D
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Overall 10
10

10 GbE mini network on the cheap.

edward h., Newegg
28 December 2014
  • Summary: Used these for a cheap 10GbE mini network. Directly connected 2 computers with these cards using a Cat 7 cable (no router/switch). Can open and copy files between these 2 computers at fantastic speeds (SSD to SSD). 10GbE Network co-exists with the existing 1Gb network.
  • Pros: They work great.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 8
8.0

Simply AMAZING!!

boe, Amazon
24 November 2014
  • Summary: Simply AMAZING!!! I'm backing up between two PCs with RAID arrays with spindle drives. I'm averaging about 500MB/s on average. Large files - 1GB transfer 600MB/s. Lager transfer at 900GB/s. Tiny files are still slow - about 30MB/s.
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Overall 10
10

Works great with FreeNAS

K W., Newegg
12 September 2014
  • Pros: Works, 10G real throughput. Built-in drivers for FreeNAS
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2
2.0

No PXE

Daniel F., Newegg
5 June 2014
  • Summary: I sure like the idea of CX4 because of the terrific cost saving - the cables cost $20 rather than $1,000 (FO) or $200 (DAC) and the Netgear switch is $100 per port rather than $1000. But try as I might I can't get PXE booting turned on.
  • Pros: Uses inexpensive Cat 7 cables, connects to inexpensive Netgear switch, may work with no configuration, can be used with slower switches if necessary unlike traditional 10GBE equipment.
  • Cons: PXE boot requires reflashing the NIC
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Overall 10
10

10 Gb at this price?

Paul P., Newegg
10 May 2014
  • Pros: I'm thoroughly amazed at how fast 10Gb is. I'm running this on FreeBSD 10 with ix device.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Works with Freenas

K W., Newegg
30 April 2014
  • Pros: Works automagically with Freenas, measured +9000Mbps real throughput with iperf from a second system.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Works wonderfully with NAS4Free

Greg M., Newegg
2 October 2013
  • Pros: There are no real gotcha's with this card. It installs as easily as any other PCIe card. It is compatible with NAS4Free and I will be testing it with VMWare's ESXi also.
  • Cons: Despite the inference on Intel's website, this card is NOT compatible with Mac OS X. Intel has drivers for every other platform (Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, etc), but NOT for the Mac. The Intel website states that SmallTree maintains Mac drivers for this card - But, it doesn't say that you must buy ...
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Overall 10
10

Easy Setup

Grant O., Newegg
28 November 2012
  • Pros: Worked out of the box on FreeNAS 8.3. Worked with Intel drivers on CentOS 6. Speed is comparable to other 10gbit solutions.
  • Cons: none
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