The Dell 430-0881 Dual Port X520 Mezzanine Network Card is a high-speed network interface card (NIC) designed for use in Dell PowerEdge servers. The card is designed to provide dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for faster data transfer rates, lower latency, and improved network performance. In this article, we'll provide an in-depth overview of the Dell 430-0881 Dual Port X520 Mezzanine Network Card, including its features, benefits, and how it works.
Features of Mezzanine Network Card
The Dell 430-0881 Dual Port X520 Mezzanine Network Card is designed with several features that make it an excellent choice for use in high-performance data center environments. Some of the key features of this network card include:
- Dual Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet: The card comes with two ports, each capable of supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet speeds. This allows for a total bandwidth of up to 20 Gbps, making it an ideal choice for high-speed data transfer applications.
- PCI Express 2.0 Support: The card is designed to work with PCI Express 2.0, which provides higher data transfer rates than previous PCI Express standards. This ensures that the card can deliver maximum performance and efficiency when used with compatible servers.
- Low-Profile Design: The Dell 430-0881 Dual Port X520 Mezzanine Network Card features a low-profile design, making it easy to install in a range of server configurations.
- Mezzanine Form Factor: The card is designed to fit into the mezzanine slot of compatible Dell PowerEdge servers. This allows for easy integration with existing server hardware and cabling.
- Intel X520 Chipset: The card is based on the Intel X520 chipset, which provides high-performance networking capabilities and supports a range of advanced features, including Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c), Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq), and Direct Cache Access (DCA).
Benefits of Dual Port Mezzanine Card
The Dell 430-0881 Dual Port X520 Mezzanine Network Card provides several benefits for data center environments, including:
- High-Speed Networking: With dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, the Dell 430-0881 Dual Port X520 Mezzanine Network Card can provide faster data transfer rates and lower latency than standard NICs. This can help to improve network performance and reduce bottlenecks in high-traffic environments.
- Improved Server Efficiency: The card is designed to work with the PCI Express 2.0 standard, which provides higher data transfer rates and greater efficiency than previous standards. This can help to improve server performance and reduce power consumption, resulting in cost savings over time.
- Easy Integration: The Dell 430-0881 Dual Port X520 Mezzanine Network Card is designed to fit into the mezzanine slot of compatible Dell PowerEdge servers, making it easy to integrate with existing server hardware and cabling. This can help to reduce installation time and ensure compatibility with existing server configurations.
- Advanced Features: The card is based on the Intel X520 chipset, which provides a range of advanced networking features, including support for VT-c, VMDq, and DCA. These features can help to improve network performance, reduce latency, and enhance overall server efficiency.
General Information about the Dell 430-0881
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# 430-0881
- Device Type: Mezzanine Network Card
Technical Information for 2 Ports Mezzanine Card
- Total Number: 2 Ports
- Network & Communication
- Network Technology: 10GBase-X
- Form Factor: Mezzanine
- Device Supported: Server
- Environmentally Friendly: Yes
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A network adapter also called a network interface card is a plug-in card that serves to allow computers to both transmit and receive data on a local network. It is a component of a computer's internal hardware that facilitates communication over a network.
In a more current context, network adapters will refer to an Ethernet adapter where the Ethernet circuitry is built into motherboards of the latest desktops and laptop computers. Other times, a network adapter may also refer to a wireless (Wi-Fi) adapter.
In all instances, the adapter allows a computer to connect with another computer, a server, or other networking devices through a LAN connection. The use of a network adapter is not limited to wired connections as it is used for wireless networks. The adapters for wired networks come with an RJ-45 port that may use either the twisted or untwisted pair cables for network connectivity. For the wireless adapters, the network connection is facilitated through a built-in antenna or an externally connected antenna. Both the wired and wireless network adapters support the popular LAN protocols including TCP/IP. We have 1-port, 2-port, 4-port, 6-port, 8-port, and 16-port options that support speeds of 10, 25, 40, or even 100 Gigabits.
The plug-in network interface cards (NICs) are normally used in high-performance machines especially if a faster Ethernet standard is relatively new and available but is yet to become mainstream. In fact, the major difference between network adapters lies in the network protocol it supports.
We have the different types of network adapters necessary for building computer-to-computer networks that don't have a switch or hub. All the network adapters are fairly inexpensive and readily adaptable to different applications within a network. Some of the common types available are:
Network adapters common types
- Desktop Network Interface Card: This adapter is usually connected to a PCI or PCIe slot, whichever is available on the motherboard of your desktop computer. You will need to open your computer's case and it, therefore, presents the most difficult installation method. The PCIe slot is generally found in new computers.
- PC Card or PCMCIA Card: PCMCIA is the abbreviation for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The name has undergone changes over time to be referred to as a PC Card or ExpressCard. For dimensions, the PC card is almost similar in size to a credit card but is significantly thicker. The PC card is connected to a PC or PCMCIA card slot in your desktop computer or laptop computer.
- USB adapter: This network adapter is typically a small device, similar to a thumb drive, with a USB interface. Installation is easy and straightforward since it is plugged into the USB port of your desktop or laptop computer or other network devices that have a USB port.
- Wireless game adapters also referred to as media adapters, are connected to older game consoles and home entertainment devices so as to act as a bridge to Wi-Fi capability. They help expand functionality on these entertainment devices through connections to the internet.
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