Summary: I purchased 4 of these cards and had them next day delivered, this was a costly little investment that is now putting me 2 weeks behind. Newegg customer services is unable to expedite issue. My current wait time is 5 to 7 business days.
Cons: Item did not come with low profile brackets as claimed. Item also is not covered by factory warranty. Seller is unreachable.
Summary: For some reasons, if you plan to drop this in for a pfSense router setup, you'll need to shop something else. This leaves a 4x higher latency than the old HP NC364T NIC (40ms compared to 10ms). It does run much cooler though.
Pros: 1. Small footprint, low-profile 2. Runs warm, not hot 3. Intel chip
Cons: 1. Higher latency than a 07-era NC364T NIC (at least on pfSense 2.1)
Summary: Fast - simple install and inexpensive - would buy again and recomend to anyone!
Pros: Needed a 2 port NIC that would install and run w/o a bunch of issues - found this card and I am glad I did - installed the card and driver from the disk in 15 minutes and was up and going - also have to say this card is also fast!
Summary: I bought this for my new home router build and it's a rock solid solution if you need dual gigabit ethernet ports for split networks.
Pros: I've been a fan of Super Micro for 13 years now, and not once have their products let me down. The NIC worked on the first try and has native Linux support, which is what I needed for my new router build. So much better than my old Intel PCI-X dual port gigabit NIC. The old card would overheat so much that I had to install a heatsink, or the NIC would keep dropping offline. Even though this new Super Micro NIC has a heatsink on it, it doesn't even get slightly warm, e...
Cons: Super Micro stopped manufacturing their stuff in the USA, and outsourced to Asia.
Summary: My guess is the second switch powered off because it detected a short circuit at the port, which would also explain why the NIC surface mount component fried. I do not know why it did not fry when connected to the first switch, except possibly that the second switch is PoE capable, while the first is not.
Pros: Probably the lowest priced card available with dual ports and using Intel chipset.
Cons: I tried two cards and neither worked correctly. I tested the first card with two different servers (running ESXi 5.0 U1 and Windows Server 2003 R2) and four switches from three manufacturers, including two Cisco 3750Gs. All switches are gigabit capable, and all are managed. The card would pass traffic correctly at 100 Mbps, but not at 1000 Mbps. Often, it wouldn't even negotiate to 1000 Mbps, and forcing it to 1000 Mbps (in both the card and switch port settings) woul...
Summary: I needed a two port NIC to pair with a Supermicro Atom Board with a Single PCI slot. This fit the need. I installed this card with pfsense 1.2.3 on a Supermicro MBD-X7SPE-H-D525-O. All is well and detected out of the box.
Pros: True Intel Chips, Supermicro Quality, and a bit cheaper than the Intel branded unit.