Recommended NICs for image deployment
Which NIC should I get?
Price: $20-50 and $50-150
Interface: PCIe or something better?
Here's some I've been eyeballing:
Intel EXPI9301CTBLK [url]
StarTech (Intel i210-AT)
I've got an 8-port Gigabit switch and an 'intranet-only' server (if that's the right term). The server is master of its domain (forest level). AD DS, DNS, WDS, MDT, DHCP are alllll set up. I want some hardware that can fully saturate my switch, which seems to be the main constraint. I suspect that the server can't deliver the 125MB/s to each client simultaneously. Advice on switches or something better would also appreciated.
(Note: the server's onboard Gigabit ethernet is a no-go. Have to use it for VM (or use the NIC for VM).
Server specs: FX-8320, some 890FX mobo with plenty of PCIe slots, 16GB DDR3-1866, M550 256GB SSD, OCZ Trion 150 512GB SSD, etc.