Thecus C10GTR Network Card Introduced
New Thecus 10GbE card boasts system-enhancing features and functionality
Announced last month, the new Thecus C10GTR has been making waves online with almost one hundred*1 pages dedicated to the 10 gigabit Ethernet card. Described as “a network card par excellence”*2 , the latest Thecus NIC has tempted numerous consumers into “the rising 10GbE tide”*3 ; but what exactly is it that makes the C10GTR such an attractive option, and can it do more than drastically improve your new NAS’s transfer speeds?
First appearing on the market bundled with the latest Thecus N7710-G and N8810U-G NAS, the C10GTR was designed to also be compatible with older Thecus products, such as the Top Tower Series (N6850, N8850, N10850) and enterprise rackmount line (N8900, N12000PRO, N16000PRO). Thecus users seeking even greater network performance and reliability can aggregate 10GbE connections by installing two C10GTRs in the above models.
Fitting both PCIe x4 and x8 slots ensures the cards versatility even beyond NAS, with applications ranging from home computers to servers running Windows Storage Server 2012, WSS 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows 7, Linux 2.6, Linux 3.x, VMWare 5.x, or Hyper-V. This nifty NIC doesn’t stop there with its flexibility, however, and features backward compatibility with both 1G and 100M Ethernet.
A Breath of Fresh Air
With the explosion in mobile data and the widespread move to consolidation in the cloud, users and network engineers alike have looked for better tools for scaling up network speeds*4 . Fortunately, the C10GTR offers a cost-effective answer with easy implementation in existing systems and networks. Older devices can be given a new lease on life thanks to 10x faster transfer speeds with minimal upfront investment and initial downtime. Particularly ambitious users, as previously mentioned, can install a pair of NICs into motherboards with available PCIe slots, set up Link Aggregation, and enjoy improved redundancy and speeds of up to 20Gb!
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Thecus Technology Corp. specializes in Network Attached Storage and Network Video Recorder solutions. Established in 2004 with the mission of making technology that is at the same time intuitive and ground-breaking, Thecus offers technology designed to appeal to both advanced and novice users. By combining a world-class storage R&D team with a commitment to customer satisfaction, Thecus is able to adapt to the market with its innovative NAS and NVR and fulfill the storage and surveillance needs of today’s world.