QNAP QXG-10G2T-X710 expansion card with Intel X710 Ethernet controller, two 10GbE ports

Data warehouse company QNAP has unveiled the QXG-10G2T-X710 expansion card. This mini ethernet card based on the Intel X710 Ethernet controller allows you to add two 10GbE ports to the system configuration.

QNAP QXG-10G2T-X710 expansion card with Intel X710 Ethernet controller

Using Port Trunking technology, you can get speeds up to 20 Gbps. Of course, the ports are also compatible with equipment designed for lower Ethernet speeds: 5 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, 1 Gbps, and 100 Mbps. The 10 gigabit ethernet card supports iSCSI and SR-IOV. It is equipped with PCIe Gen 3 x4 interface.

This expansion card is suitable for NAS, servers, or personal computers. When installing on a Qnap NAS, you will not need a driver, but you need the storage to run QTS 4.5.2 or QuTS hero h4.5.1 (or newer). For a PC or server running Windows or Linux, you will need a driver downloadable from the Intel website.

Price and availability

QNAP QXG-10G2T-X710 expansion card with Intel X710 Ethernet controller has been priced at $465.72 and is already available to buy on the Amazon.com store.

QNAP QXG-10G2T-X710 Features

  • 10GbE dual-port network expansion card
  • Controller: Intel Ethernet Controller X710
  • Connector: RJ45
  • PCIe interface: PCIe Gen 3 x4 (compatible with PCIe x4, x1, up to x4 slots are recommended)
  • Transmission rates: 10/5/2.5/1Gb, 100Mb
  • Supported operating systems: QTS 4.5.2 / QuTS hero h4.5.1 (or later; recommend an upgrade to the latest version ); Windows (Driver required); Linux (Driver required)
  • Supported QNAP NAS: Models with at least one free PCIe slot
  • Bracket: Low-profile bracket pre-installed; full-height and specialized (for selected QNAP NAS) brackets are bundled
  • Port and cable: over CAT6 class cable
  • Package Contents: 1 x Network card; 1 x QIG; 3 x Brackets

Recently, QNAP has also brought new TS-x73A series network storage devices based on AMD processors. New QNAP NAS drives come with up to 64 gigabytes of RAM, two 2.5 Gbit/s Ethernet, PCIe 3.0, and priced at $779.

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