Chelsio dual port 10g NIC $19.72 with free shipping

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Sorry for the joke, but chelsio sounded too me like cheerio.


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nephri

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If i understand correctly, it's a T3 Generation ? If it's the case, i would prefer to go with at least a T4 generation card.
 

nephri

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T4 and T5 use their "unified wire driver" that supports all cards of theses generations.
These drivers are better supported by many plateforms (windows, linux,...)

Prior T4 gen, you should use specific driver of the card and it's more tricky to find them.
At the point, it's not so easy to determine which gen is 110-1088-30 model.... i'm not sure it's a T3 gen
 

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I bought one back in May and it uses the unified wire drivers. I believe it's a 320.
 

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Yes it's seems to be a S320E or a N320E (not sure which one).
They are T3 but effectively, they seems to support the unified wire driver.
 

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Anyone have issues with these cards generating too much heat? Search results for these seem to suggest that they run very hot - sometimes leading to the card's early demise via impromptu fire.
 

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I was wondering how hot they run compared to other 10g cards. I've seen one example of a spontaneous combustion of this card, but I doubt it happens very often, if at all.
 

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How does one tell how hot it's running? I'm running a half dozen of these and haven't had any issues.
 

patchate

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Good to know, thanks.

I usually employ the index finger touch test. Of course, ointment and bandages from my first aid kit is sitting next to me...

One of these days, I should spring for the flir cameras. Or even the IR thermometer would do.
 

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Fritz, I'm glad you posted this. I have been eyeing up this listing for a while now. I would have posted these sooner me-self. The reason I didn't post it here was due to the proprietary bracket, as I knew you guys couldn't use it unless you had some sort of way to mod the bracket somehow? The deal is still great for the card though. I can't seem to locate a seller with any brackets to fit this card anywhere on eBay. The seller has another listing for 5 cards for like $99 bucks too.

CHELSIO 110-1088-30 10G DUAL PORT SFT SERVER ADAPTER CARD LOT OF 5

As for the single listing, I got a little side info on it. I was negotiating with the seller, and the seller will go as low as $13.46/card. Look out for the listing with the 5 cards for $99 bucks as well. They will sometimes drop to $67.30. This was some 2 weeks ago. I don't know what they will take now, but you can try for $14 bucks per card or so now on the single listing.

As for these elusive standard height brackets, I have searched eBay high and low. I even bought a few experimental brackets from China in hopes one or so might work, but to no avail. The closest is the intel da x520 sfp+ dual port card, but the interface ports line up just slightly below the sfp+ ports for the chelsio card, so no fit.

I ended up actually contacting someone from Chelsio, and I asked them if they had any standard height brackets for these cards. The representative was nice, but said they weren't sure they had any left, because the card was clearly end of life. He told me he would get back to me soon to let me know if he had any. He hasn't gotten back to me as yet. I do plan on sending him a follow up email begging him to double check for me. In our initial correspondence, I asked him for 3 or so. Now I will ask for as many as they have left and if he can give me as much as possible. If I hear anything back, I will keep you guys posted. If I am able to get some, I will gladly post what I have here. That way we can take advantage of this deal on these cards.

I have like 4 of these cards that I bought from this exact listing, but they don't have any brackets on them as I took off the proprietary bracket off as soon as I got them. They are sitting at home right now in my dual port nic adapter box waiting to be standard profile matched.

Anyone have issues with these cards generating too much heat? Search results for these seem to suggest that they run very hot - sometimes leading to the card's early demise via impromptu fire.
Heheh. Impromptu Fire. But no joke, it can happen!

I saw this one forum post online awhile ago about some guy who posted a pic of his Chelsio card and the card was smoked and burnt. Someone there mentioned high temps, but besides that, I haven't really seen or heard of this happening alot at all. I mean, these are server grade cards, so i don't see why they couldn't handle alittle heat. Mines is running just fine in my server no problems. No extra ordinary heat production that I've seen.
 
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For heat, they probably need airflow. They are designed to run in a server chassis. I had to put a fan on my Mellanox card that's not in a chassis. Just got too hot.

I bet we could whip up a bracket design for 3D printers.
 

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I've used Mellanox cards on desktops with no airflow and I don't get burned touching the heatsink. The Chelsios do get significantly warmer. Mellanox MNPH29D-XTR use around 7watt and Chelsio 320 use around 20 watt.