QNAP launches its new QXG-10G2TB card, know its features

The popular NAS server manufacturer has launched a new network card with 10Gbps connectivity, this new model is the QNAP QXG-10G2TB, and it is a card that is compatible with both the QTS and QuTS hero operating system as well as the PC, so we can update our current Gigabit Ethernet network to a 10Gbps network easily and fast. Do you want to know all the features and specifications of this new 10G network card?

Main features of this card

This new model of QXG-10G2TB network card has a total of two 10GBASE-T ports MultigigabitThanks to the fact that it has Multigigabit speeds, we can synchronize at speeds of 10Gbps, 5Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 1Gbps and it also supports 100Mbps. This new model is ideal for both a home and a professional environment, because it adapts to whatever speed the main switch or router is capable of providing. This model is a PCIe 3.0 x4 network card, however, it would also be compatible with PCIe 2.0, although if we are squeezing the network card to the fullest it is possible that we have a bottleneck due to the PCIe interface to which we have connected it.

This model is compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems, it has a very low and efficient consumption, because it has a consumption around half that of the other QNAP cards of these characteristics. In addition, it works both as a basic solution for our homes, as a high-performance solution to make the most of our local Ethernet network. To install this network card in Windows or Linux operating systems, it is absolutely necessary to install a Marvell chipset driver that incorporates, specifically, is the Marvell AQtion AQC113C and it will offer us a really high performance.

In the event that you install this network card in a QNAP NAS server, it will not be necessary to install any drivers because it is already installed by default, however, you must have the latest update of your QTS or QuTS Hero operating system. It is absolutely necessary that you have the operating system QTS 4.5.2 / QuTS hero h4.5.2 (or later) so that you can enjoy this card on your NAS server. This model has a pre-installed low profile, but it also includes full height brackets and specific for certain QNAP NAS servers, therefore, inside the box we will have all these profiles to adapt to the equipment where you are going to connect it.

Thanks to this new model we will be able to have 10Gbps connectivity in our computers to take advantage of the latest FTTH speeds from Digi or Orange, we will also be able to make the most of our home local network and transfer files at high speed. However, we must bear in mind that it is absolutely necessary to have switches with 10G ports to take advantage of these speeds, at least it would be advisable to have at least 2.5G Multigigabit switches to transfer data at almost 300MB / s real.

Currently most high-end QNAP NAS already incorporate 10Gbps ports so as not to have a bottleneck in the wired network, this type of cards are oriented to mid-range equipment where it is possible that they only have 2.5G ports and it is not enough for our needs. You should check if your NAS server has a PCIe 3.0 x4 port available in order to install this network card correctly.

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