Best value Intel daul SFP+ port NIC?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by IamSpartacus, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. IamSpartacus

    IamSpartacus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,993
    Likes Received:
    440
    Title says it all. Need a dual SFP+ port Intel NIC for my PC. I know about the great value of the Melonax NICs but my fiber transceivers are only coded to work with Intel NICs.
     
    #1
  2. whitey

    whitey Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2014
    Messages:
    2,766
    Likes Received:
    862
    Can't go wrong w/ Intel X520-DA2's IMHO. There's newer phys I think out by now though but those are rock solid.
     
    #2
    dswartz and Patrick like this.
  3. bug2th

    bug2th New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2015
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    1
    anyone know about these SM NICs:

    SUPERMICRO AOC-STGN-I2S DUAL-PT 10GB ETHERNET

    these look like they are based on the Intel controller 82599ES but have no idea if or how the firmware affects overall use but have seen these on ebay for around $60 and was thinking about picking one up.
     
    #3
  4. Fredrikn

    Fredrikn New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have one of those in my standard PC. Works perfect BUT I had to disable the Smbus first or else the computer refused to boot. It was solved by blocking one of the copper lanes on the pci-e connector on the card. Never had that problem with any server och workstation motherboard but every "home use" motherboard I have tested needed this fix.
     
    #4
  5. IamSpartacus

    IamSpartacus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,993
    Likes Received:
    440
    Thanks for the tip. Do you have any info on exactly which pin(s) needs to be blocked?
     
    #5
  6. Fredrikn

    Fredrikn New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Of course. Its pin 5 and 6 on the short (or small) piece on the connector on the card. See picture below. The card on the picture is a Dell Perc 5/i but its the same pins on the intel NIC. I have had the same problem with Perc 5/i card before and the same solution worked with the intel NIC.

    pins.jpg
     
    #6
Similar Threads: Best value
Forum Title Date
Networking What's the best 10G network for FreeBSD? Nov 8, 2019
Networking Best low power SFP+ cards Sep 14, 2019
Networking Best (most stable, enterprise proven) 10GB NIC model for passthrough to Linux VMs? Mar 23, 2019
Networking BMC/IPMI Best Practices Oct 9, 2018
Networking Best Media Converter, 10GB Sep 22, 2018

Share This Page