Comparison: Intel i350-T4 Genuine vs Fake

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  1. keenox

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    I'll post some pictures tonight when I get home. I also crosschecked one barcode on the box and it finds the bulk version of the card. The "L233752-OEM" text was printed directly on the box, so might not be related to the card directly.
     
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  2. weust

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    For the price you paid for it and the barcode showing a bulk version, it might be real.
    So far :)

    The one I bought still works fine. It surprises me, tbh.
     
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  3. keenox

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    Sorry, got sidetracked and didn't have time to take the card out.

    So, here are the pics:
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  5. weust

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    Both links show "Error fetching original image".

    But I see yellow stickers on the bracket. Those aren't standard, especially with hand written text on it.
    This is not a new card.
     
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  6. keenox

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    Forgot to mention :p I added those stickers when I mounted the board in my router PC. You can ignore those.
    I will reupload the images:
    I350 T2V2 check
     
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  7. weust

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    Aah ok :)

    At least it has more stickers then mine. Can't say anything else about it.
     
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  8. ClintE

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    Thanks to all for the info in this great thread!

    I quickly found out I had a counterfeit I350 card and replaced it with a *real* Dell server pull. The counterfeit was working fine for about 5 months, but wasn't going to take any chances. Contacted eBay seller, didn't expect anything, and they promised a discount on next purchase through them. Mainly wanted to inform them about their supplier for future reference.

    Cheers!
     
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  9. e97

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    Can't you just check the genuine sticker and serial # on the back? Or is that a recent verification thing.
     
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  10. Samir

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    Link to seller please?
     
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    A lot of times they duplicate these too, and you only find out when you actually send it in for warranty that you don't have one.
     
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  12. ClintE

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    Here's the eBay link to the seller of the Dell I350, but doesn't look like they have any more.

    syil443 on eBay

    I also purchased a Cisco I350 server pull from this seller; looks like they have another one. A couple components on the card are just a little bit different, but main ones look genuine. Only short bracket on these, but full brackets are available from lots of sellers. I might grab another one from this seller for a spare.

    ferrash00 on eBay

    Good luck!
     
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  13. ClintE

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    Yeah, read up on this when researching and found same thing.
     
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    He's got a 1TB spinner IBM HD listed as a "Plug In Module" :confused:
     
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  15. ClintE

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    Yeah, saw that also, rather strange.

    I put in a bid for another Cisco I350 card. The one I have is working great, looking to expand the system's ethernet ports.

    Noticed that the Dell card doesn't show support for SR-IOV but the Cisco does. Is that a good thing for the Cisco card, and not so good for the Dell? Or is it even necessary?
     
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  16. ClintE

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    I'm on my third Cisco quad-port I350 card now with zero problems. All three report the same characteristics, like SR-IOV and such.

    The Dell card works great, but doesn't show SR-IOV capabilities.

    Thanks to all for comments etc.!
     
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  17. hippyhappo

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    Does this i350-T4 look legit?:

    i350t4.jpg

    The "Delta" on the ethernet transformers is embossed and the heatsink is the correct / bulkier size. The inductor in the bottom right corner of the card is different though. I tried searching for the "BI31100LF" part number, but nothing shows up.

    Does anybody have a known legit Dell THGMP card that looks like mine, or do all the legit cards have the "EE 831-03362F" on the inductor?
     
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  18. Samir

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    If it's a Dell card, it's not as high a chance to be a fake. I finally gave up on finding a genuine intel dual 1000PT server pci-x and went with the HP version that were genuine server pulls and cheaper too boot. Still have them all running too. :)
     
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  19. ClintE

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    I've been having great luck with the Cisco cards; 3 in a row and no fakes. SR-IOV function also available, unlike Dell cards.
     
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  20. hippyhappo

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    Yeah, I swear like 90% of the cards I've looked at are fakes. I tried to find a card that was as close to identical to the genuine Dell card in this thread. The image on the listing was identical to the genuine card, but the one I received was slightly different. The listing said they were server pulls, but who knows.
     
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