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Anonymous from Calgary writes:
- Very good NIC. Linux and Windows drivers are solid, performance is good.
- Nothing to report.
James T Snell from Calgary writes:
- - Intel NIC = very good support across platforms - Strong performance - Inexpensive
- - Not well supported by FreeBSD before version 9.x
- I use two of these nics in BSD-based servers, pfsense and freebsd. It's poorly supported before FreeBSD 9.X. Current builds of my server applications use FreeBSD 9.x, so it's all good. I long-since have preferred Intel hardware as it seems they prioritize stability over performance, which I value. I've had very rare hardware problems with Intel.
Incompatible with BSD-based OSs
Nicholas Bohaychuk from Edmonton writes:
- Incompatible with BSD-based OSs. I am trying to build a pfSense firewall, and this card isn't compatible with it. It also isn't compatible with Smoothwall or m0n0wall.
- I'm very surprised that Intel made an ethernet card that isn't compatible with BSD seeing how all common firewall OSs are BSD-based.
Great NIC for everything
Ed from Edmonton writes:
- I am using this card everywhere. Win7 x64, Proxmox VE (2 NIC's in pairing mode), Win2008 SBS x64. I have tried this card with XenServer. It works flawless and is fast. It is worth every penny and a good investment.
- If you are looking for a great card, that has a good price point, than get this one! Do not waste your money on other brands, Intel is the best.
Works with VMware vSphere 5
Ken from Calgary writes:
- Hassle-free installation into VMware ESXi/vSphere 5 Server. Fast card, no nonsense, no d(u)cking around with drivers.
- None that I have found yet.
- Drop-In replacement for the built-in NIC on my Asus P5Q Turbo so that I could build a white-box VMware vSphere server out of my older system. Disabled the Onboard Atheros LAN and installed this card. Worked out-of-the box the first time, and seems to be faster than the onboard LAN.