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Intel-x540-t2.34284476
8.9* out of 10

Intel X540-T2

Great Deal: $423.99

Reviews and Problems with Intel X540-T2

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Overall 10
10

Moves many bits, quickly

DCrane, Amazon
23 October 2013
  • Summary: In my limited 10gb deployment, this guy really scratches a few itches. This adapter stays ahead of all but my fastest SSD arrays. I really like the dual port, to allow a primary switched and a secondary point-to-point for specific tasks. In tests, CPU is the limiting factor. Servers where I have previously compromised on speed to get more cores really show their pokiness. Strap this to a good CPU and it'll saturate it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Brackets... and other crucial consumer necessary details

Joseph Earl Johnson Jr., Amazon
28 September 2013
  • Summary: I have 4 of the X520 cards, and the OEM version only comes with a low profile bracket attached. This Description doesn't specify whether this is consumer or OEM. It doesn't specify which bracket sizes are attached... for PCIe slot cards... it is crucial that AMAZON adds specs for PCIe 1/2/3/4 and for x1/x4/x8/x16 lanes. Cards should also list how many slots that it will occupy. This has been the bane of a number of my ordering experiences on AMAZON!!!
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Overall 10
10

Only trust Amazon LLC

PlanetExpressShip, Amazon
19 September 2013
  • Summary: The X540T2 is rock solid with great driver support. However, be careful where you order. I ordered the Intel X540T2 from one of the marketplace sellers here, and instead received apparently used Dell OEM parts with active cooling and no brackets. The official Intel part comes in a sealed box with a half-height and full-height bracket, and is passively cooled as shown in the picture. Be very wary of marketplace sellers on items like this.
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Overall 8
8.0

expensive, tough to install, but worth it

Michael J. Markowitz "consumer", Amazon
19 September 2013
  • Summary: update at 10 months: started having trouble with this unit a few months ago... status reported the cat7 cables were unplugged. after days of fiddling with drivers and teaming settings, i put in a new unit and it works fine. hoping to return the first board under warranty. ------------- at first i installed this into a slot right next to a high end graphics card (though it didn't block that card's fan)... and it did a thermal shutdown and disabled itself.
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