QNAP Systems’ new QXG-10G2T-107 is a dual-port PCI Express (PCIe) 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T™ NIC that supports five network speeds. It can be installed in a compatible QNAP NAS or a Windows/Linux PC with PCIe 2.0 x4 slots, providing organizations or individuals with a flexible and economical 10GbE network connectivity solution.
The QXG-10G2T-107 uses the Aquantia AQtion AQC107S Ethernet controller that supports 10/5/2.5/1Gbps and 100Mbps network speeds. The RJ45 connector design also allows users to use existing cables. Transmission speeds can reach up to 5Gbps when using CAT-5e cables, or up to 10Gbps when using CAT 6 (or advanced versions) cables, unleashing the full potential of the QXG-10G2T-107.
Windows and Linux users can download drivers from NIC manufacturer Aquantia’s website. Using the QXG-10G2T-107 in a QNAP NAS requires QTS 4.3.6 or later.
Additionally, QNAP is offering 15% discount on popular PCIe network cards featuring Mellanox ConnectX®-4 Lx SmartNIC – the 25GbE QXG-25G2SF-CX4 and 10GbE QXG-10G2SF-CX4 network NICs. Both cards can be installed in a NAS or PC, and support iSER (iSCSI Extension for RDMA) to offload CPU workloads and optimize VMware® virtualization performance.