HPE 538696 B21 PCI Express Adapter
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HPE 538696-B21 PCI Express Adapter Quad Port Gigabit Server New

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538696-B21 Quad-Ports RJ-45 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) Gigabits Per Second (1GBPS) 2.0 x4 Low Profile Server Network Adapter | Made by HPE | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
Brand Warranty:
3 Years from the Manufacturer
Product Condition:
New Factory Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days
Product Overview of the HPE 538696-B21 Network Adapter

In the rapidly evolving landscape of information technology, server components play a crucial role in ensuring seamless and efficient operations. One such component that stands out is the HPE 538696-B21 Quad-Ports RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Server Network Adapter. This adapter, designed for high-performance servers, offers quad-ports with RJ-45 connectivity, and it operates at Gigabit speeds, making it a formidable choice for data-intensive tasks.

Key Features of HPE 538696-B21 Quad-Ports
  • Quad-Ports for Enhanced Connectivity: The HPE 538696-B21 adapter comes equipped with four RJ-45 ports, providing a robust and versatile connectivity solution. This multi-port design allows for increased data throughput and offers flexibility in configuring network setups.
  • Gigabit Speeds for Swift Data Transfer: Operating at Gigabit speeds, this network adapter ensures rapid data transfer within the server environment. With a speed of 1 gigabit per second (1GBPS), it supports 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, and 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet standards, making it suitable for a variety of network configurations.
  • Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 2.0 x4 Interface: The PCI-E 2.0 x4 interface ensures a high-speed connection between the network adapter and the server's motherboard. This interface standard is known for its efficiency in handling large volumes of data, reducing latency, and enhancing overall system performance.
  • Low Profile Design for Space-Efficient: The low-profile design of the HPE 538696-B21 makes it suitable for servers with space constraints. This feature allows for easy integration into a variety of server configurations without sacrificing performance.
Advantages of Using HPE 538696-B21 Quad-Ports RJ-45 Adapter
  • Enhanced Network Performance: With its quad-port design and Gigabit speeds, this network adapter significantly enhances network performance. It provides the necessary bandwidth to handle data-intensive applications, ensuring smooth operation in demanding server environments.
  • Versatility in Network Configurations: The presence of four RJ-45 ports offers versatility in configuring network setups. Administrators can leverage this flexibility to design networks that suit the specific requirements of their applications, contributing to a more efficient and customized server infrastructure.
  • Reliability in Data Transfer: The Gigabit Ethernet standards supported by this adapter ensure reliable and swift data transfer. Whether it's large file transfers, video streaming, or other data-intensive tasks, the HPE 538696-B21 excels in providing a stable and high-speed network connection.
  • Efficient Use of Server Resources: The PCI-E 2.0 x4 interface facilitates efficient communication between the adapter and the server's motherboard. This efficiency translates into optimal use of server resources, reducing latency and ensuring that the network adapter operates at its full potential.
Networking Capabilities

The HPE PCI Express Quad Port Gigabit Server Network Interface Adapter (538696-B21) provides a range of networking capabilities that make it well-suited for use in a server environment. Some of the key networking capabilities of the adapter include:

  • High-speed network connectivity: The adapter provides four Gigabit Ethernet ports, which allow for high-speed network connectivity and the ability to connect multiple devices to the server.
  • Support for advanced network protocols: The adapter supports advanced network protocols such as TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, and others, which enables it to work seamlessly with a wide variety of network devices and configurations.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): The adapter supports Quality of Service (QoS) features, which allow you to prioritize certain types of network traffic, such as voice and video, for better performance.
  • VLAN tagging: The adapter supports VLAN tagging, which allows you to create virtual LANs and segment network traffic for improved security and performance.
  • TCP/IP offloading: The adapter supports TCP/IP offloading, which can help to improve network performance by offloading certain processing tasks from the server's CPU to the adapter's hardware.
  • Advanced security features: The adapter supports advanced security features such as secure boot, which can help to protect against unauthorized firmware or software changes.
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) support: The adapter also supports Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), which allows you to bundle multiple physical ports together to form a single logical link, providing redundancy and increasing available bandwidth.
  • Jumbo Frame support: The adapter supports Jumbo Frame, which allows for larger packets to be sent, which can improve network performance in some situations.

These capabilities make the HPE PCI Express Quad Port Gigabit Server Network Interface Adapter a versatile and powerful solution for adding multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports to a server, and for improving network performance, security, and scalability.

General Information about this HPE 538696-B21
  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# 538696-B21
  • Product Type: 4 Ports Adapter
  • Product Name: Network Adapter
Technical Information
  • Cabling Type : Ethernet 10BASE-T, Ethernet 100BASE-Tx, Ethernet 1000BASE-T
  • Data Link Protocol: 10MB LAN, 100MB LAN, GIGABIT LAN
  • Data Transfer Rate: 1 GBPS
  • Processor : 1 X Nx3031 - Netxen
  • RAM: 128 MB
Processor / Memory
  • Processor: 1 x NX3031 - NetXen
  • RAM: 128 MB
Expansion / Connectivity
  • Interfaces: 4 x 1000Base-T - RJ-45
  • Compatible Slots: 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x4
  • Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified, CSA, VCCI, EN55022, ICES-003, EN55024, UL 60950, CISPR 22, EMC, MIC, AS/NZS 3548, FCC CFR47 Part 15, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1
Environmental Parameters
  • Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature: 131 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%
Compatibility Information
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  • HPE ProLiant ML Series:ML110 G7, ML110 G7 Base, ML110 G7 Entry, ML110 G7 Performance, ML150 G6, ML150 G6 Base, ML150 G6 Entry, ML150 G6 Performance, ML310 G5p, ML330 G6, ML330 G6 Base, ML330 G6 Entry, ML330 G6 Performance, ML350 G6, ML350 G6 Base, ML350 G6 Entry, ML350 G6 Performance, ML370 G6, ML370 G6 Base, ML370 G6 Entry
  • HPE ProLiant SL Series:SL160s G6, SL160z G6, SL165s G7, SL165z G6, SL165z G7, SL170z G6, SL2x170z G6, SL390s G7
  • HPE StorageWorks Network Storage System X1400 G2, X1500 G2, X1600 G2, X1800 G2

Outline, the HPE 538696-B21 Quad-Ports RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Server Network Adapter stands out as a reliable and high-performance component for modern servers. Its quad-port design, Gigabit speeds, PCI-E 2.0 x4 interface, and low-profile form factor make it a versatile choice for various server configurations. Whether used in data centers, enterprise environments, or other settings with demanding networking needs, this adapter excels in providing enhanced network performance, reliability, and efficient use of server resources. As technology continues to advance, having a network adapter of this caliber becomes increasingly crucial for ensuring the seamless operation of today's data-centric applications.

Brand Warranty:
3 Years from the Manufacturer
Product Condition:
New Factory Sealed
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