- Aug 31, 2009
Get used on Ebay.
Chelsio is top tier (T520 or up) if your thinking 10Gb, followed by Intel X520 line and up. When buying i buy only from North American sellers and i look for ones who tend to sell server stuff in general.
Absolutely on used.
I'll second all of this. I had a Chelsio card in my pfSense box and all of my cabling has come from fs.com.
It's funny I see Chelsio recommended a LOT on reddit and forums but I've never seen it in the enterprise. I've been in datacenters for over 15 years with HP/Compaq, IBM/Lenovo, Supermicro, and Dell and I've never seen a chelsio card in person. It's primarily been Intel or Broadcom with some Marvel and Qlogic sprinkled in.